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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:

$90,227,401

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,840,179
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital (Dolby Amots+Vision)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In between takes of Aunt March and Amy in the European carriage, Meryl Streep casually mentioned that she was in the mood for french fries. A few minutes later, a production assistant delivered Wendy's fries to her and the rest of the crew. See more »

Goofs

Saoirse Ronan's natural Irish accent is audible momentarily a couple of times when Jo is angry and shouting. See more »

Quotes

Jo March: You will get better. Father will get better. And we'll all be together soon.
Beth March: We can't stop God's will.
Jo March: God hasn't met my will yet. What Jo wills shall be done.
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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 Little Women (1970) See more »

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Mephistos Höllenrufe, Op. 101
Written by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
Arranged by Colin Fowler
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Little Women (2019)
1 January 2020 | by rockman182See all my reviews

I've always been a fan of Greta Gerwig. When she came out with Lady Bird in 2017, I absolutely loved it. So much so, that it was my favorite film of the year. Saoirse Ronan is such a talented actress and top three going today for me. So what happens when you add Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, and Laura Dern? You get a highly entertaining film based on a literary classic. A great final film of 2019.

The film is based on the book by Louisa May Alcott and is about a group of sisters who grow up together through years and learn lessons about life, love, death, womanhood, and the bond that keeps them united through the years. Jo March (played by Saoirse Ronan) also looks to find success in her writing and attempts to get her memoirs published. Most importantly, the film stars young charmer Timothee Chalamet.

I read a lot of people had problems with the time jumping. I had no such issue. I think it was easy to tell when the film was going back and forth by the contrast of the picture (the memories were brighter and more yellowy orange) while the present was more blue. You can also tell from the hairstyles, especially that of Florence Pugh. I liked the narrative style that was implement by Gerwig, the story which has been adapted many times needed to be fresh for this modern audience.

The performances all around are great. There are humorous elements to most of the characters, especially that of Ms. Pugh. Ronan is fabulous as she pretty much always is and the script does not let the characters down. Its sharp and witty and has the right amount of emotional weight that it needs to. There are somber moments here as the sisters deal with a close death and the range of emotions is handled well by the actors and by Gerwigs direction.

The costume design, cinematography, and set design all feel incredibly authentic. Its a period piece and it feels like it comes out of the era. I don't know how closely the film follows the book but I'd suspect from the positive reviews there hasn't been too many big differences. The film handles its wintry elements well in addition, you can see why this was a holiday release.

You would think that Greta Gerwig has been making films for years and years from the way this film looks and feels. Its crazy to think this is her second work and that she just burst out behind the camera two years ago. Its a warm, expertly crafted film that keeps it light hearted while dealing with a lot of struggles and tribulations people go through in their lives. An excellent way to close out the year. Now stay tuned for my top films of 2019 post.

8/10


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