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Little Women (2019)

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Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.

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Greta Gerwig

Writers:

Greta Gerwig, Louisa May Alcott (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saoirse Ronan ... Jo March
Emma Watson ... Meg March
Florence Pugh ... Amy March
Eliza Scanlen ... Beth March
Laura Dern ... Marmee March
Timothée Chalamet ... Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence
Tracy Letts ... Mr. Dashwood
Bob Odenkirk ... Father March
James Norton ... John Brooke
Louis Garrel ... Friedrich Bhaer
Jayne Houdyshell ... Hannah
Chris Cooper ... Mr. Laurence
Meryl Streep ... Aunt March
Rafael Silva ... Friedrich's Friend
Mason Alban ... Friedrich's Friend
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Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief smoking. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Women See more »

Filming Locations:

Concord, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,755,310, 29 December 2019

Gross USA:

$94,071,858

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,071,858
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital (Dolby Amots+Vision)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

With her role as Jo March, this is the second time that Saoirse Ronan has portrayed one of Katharine Hepburn's iconic roles after Mary, Queen of Scots (in which she played the title character in Mary Queen of Scots (2018)). She also shared a common bond with Winona Ryder, who played Jo in the 1994 version of Little Women (1994). Ronan also played Abigail Williams in the 2016 Broadway revival of "The Crucible", the same role that Ryder played in the 1996 film. See more »

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It does not take 20 yards of fabric to make a dress, even a big dress of that era; it would take 7 or 8 yards, tops. See more »

Quotes

Jo March: When is Amy coming home?
Marmee March: We didn't want to worry her.
Jo March: Does she not know?
Meg March: Beth insisted we not tell her because she didn't want to ruin Amy's trip.
Jo March: Amy has always had a talent for getting out of the hard parts of life.
Marmee March: Jo, don't be angry with your sister...
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Crazy Credits

The original 1993-2006 version of the current Columbia Pictures logo appears at the beginning, paying homage to the studio's previous 1994 film adaptation of the story, which starred Winona Ryder as Jo March. See more »

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Version of Mulherzinhas (1959) See more »

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Waltz in A flat major, Op. 39, No. 15
Written by Johannes Brahms
Arranged by Colin Fowler
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Powerful Performance by Saoirse Ronan
17 December 2019 | by jamuckleySee all my reviews

The newest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, "Little Women," was the best version I have ever seen. Directed by Greta Gerwig, the film stars Saoirse Ronan as Jo March, Emma Watson as Meg, Florence Pugh as Amy, Eliza Scanlen as Beth, and Laura Dern as Marmee. Timothée Chalamet stars as Laurie, Chris Cooper is Mr. Laurence, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

The entire cast is stupendous. Ms. Ronan stands out in her tour de force performance as Jo, the independent writer, who refuses to marry, and is determined to make her own path. She unflinchingly remains true to herself, her family and her work as both a writer and a teacher.

The main difference between this adaptation and its predecessors is the stream of consciousness approach as the story moves between the present day March family, and the stories of growing up together. Parallels between the challenges when they were children and the struggles of adulthood weave together to tell their story both now and then. Gerwig and her team does a masterful job of storytelling to balance it all in a cohesive manner that holds the audience's attention and intrigue, even if most viewers already know the original story.

To enhance the superb storytelling, the film's cinematography and costume design, recreating 19th century New England, was a bright spot in this visually captivating film. I wouldn't be surprised if this film was among the select few chosen for nominations in both categories at this year's Oscars.


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