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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 her own terms.

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Greta Gerwig

Writers:

Greta Gerwig (written for the screen by), Louisa May Alcott (based on the novel by)
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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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Storyline

In the years after the Civil War, Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) lives in New York City and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy March (Florence Pugh) studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore "Laurie" Laurence (Timothée Chalamet), a childhood crush who proposed to Jo, but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg March (Emma Watson), is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth (Eliza Scanlen) develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together. Written by Jwelch5742

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

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Trivia

Sarah Polley worked on the script prior to Greta Gerwig taking over scripting duties. See more »

Goofs

At the party on the beginning of the movie the music played was Waltz no.15 op. 39 by Johannes Brahms, which was published in 1866, and the party was in 1861. 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 Columbia Pictures logo is the 1990s version, paying homage to Little Women (1994), the previous adaptation of the novel, which the studio had also worked on. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.97 (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Hart's Lancer's Quadrille: La Finale
Written by Josef Binns Hart
Arranged by Colin Fowler
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One of the better remade stories of the year.
31 December 2019 | by dtraniSee all my reviews

Little Women is a film that touches on the different culture that was present during the Civil War era. It gives us a unique story that revolves around four sisters who stuck together during the hardships of their life. Out of all the movie remakes that have been made recently, I would have to say that this is probably one of the most satisfying ones of the year. This film is not only a remake but also based on a book. Making a film like this is very hard, due to people wanting to compare it to both the book and the previous movie that was based on it. But somehow this film succeeds in what it tries to be. I came into the theater not expecting much. I watched the trailer and thought it felt too modern and political (which I hate movies that are very political). Turns out that the film was actually very well-made. Although the film did have politics and social issues taking place, it blended with the time period so I found it appropriate. The film also had great cinematography which I found to be very eye-catching. The use of composition and color was well done and appealing to watch. The use and structure was something I thought very impressive as well. For many scenes they always started with a wide shot, which would cut into a closer shot. And then another closer shot. I thought it was nice that they chose to start out wide and gradually zoom in through with editing, which is my last point. The editing is most likely the star of the film. The way they cut back and forth from the past and the present without confusing the audience came to be impressive. Structurally, the editing is very consistent and feels very purposeful with every cut back and forth. I honestly think that this is the most impressive part of the film. Overall the film was very attractive and very rarely did I lose its attention during the runtime. 8/10


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

25 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Concord, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,755,310, 29 December 2019

Gross USA:

$108,101,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$206,006,503
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1.85 : 1
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