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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.


Greta Gerwig


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 ... Laurie
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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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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Florence Pugh had just finished filming Midsommar (2019), a few days prior to when she started shooting this movie. She said that getting to play Amy after making such a stressful and anxiety-inducing movie was her version of therapy. See more »


Jo wakes up in her chair seeing that Beth was no longer on the bed beside her. She goes downstairs and learns that Beth has died. No one even bothered to wake Jo when Beth died or when Beth's body was being removed from the bed. See more »


Amy March: I'm making a mould of my foot for Laurie to remind him I have nice feet.
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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 »


Polonaise for Violin and Orchestra in B flat major, D. 580
Written by Franz Schubert
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Little Women explains how to make a great adaptation
22 January 2020 | by andrewroy-04316See all my reviews

Little Women is a delight, as it uses the ideas and characters that made the novel great, put together a great ensemble cast allowing each to shine and have personality, and puts touches of nonlinear storytelling and homage to the novel which are the cherry on top. While I didn't love Lady Bird as much as most, Gerwig hit a home run here, adapting the novel impeccably. The ensemble is great, with Ronan and Pugh as absolute standouts who breathe life and empathy into their crucial characters. Pugh in particular made the time changes work, as her voice and character very well represented the transition from adolescent to late-teen Amy. The nonlinear time fits the story very well, as we understand where the girls are going and how the romance plots evolve. It's a truly fantastic adapted script, as it has all the essential moments and feelings of the novel with no filler, and plenty of space for the characters to showcase their personality and flair. The theme of limited female options and marriage being an economic proposition felt especially poignant, but all the ideas feel relevant and present today. This feels like a movie everyone agrees is great but is already beyond public discussion. Gerwig should clearly have gotten into Best Director over Phillips, and I really hope it wins best adapted screenplay. Very glad I read the book before watching it, as Gerwig clearly shows her love and appreciation for Alcott's work.

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English | French

Release Date:

25 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Concord, Massachusetts, USA See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,755,310, 29 December 2019

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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