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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

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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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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Greta Gerwig claimed she met with Steven Spielberg for advice on making a period piece with natural light. Spielberg persuaded Gerwig to shoot on 35mm film stock rather than digital. See more »

Goofs

When Friedrich is reading Jo's stories and offering his critiques, he alternates between holding a newspaper clipping and a book, depending on the camera angle. See more »

Quotes

Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence: Don't marry him.
Amy March: What?
Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence: Don't marry him.
Amy March: Why?
Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence: You know why...
Amy March: No, Laurie, that's mean, it's just mean of you...
Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence: Why?
Amy March: I have been second to Jo my whole life in everything and I will not be the person you settle for just because you cannot have her. I won't do it, not when, not when I've spent my entire life loving you.
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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 Evening Urgant: Dmitry Malikov (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Mephistos Höllenrufe, Op. 101
Written by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
Arranged by Colin Fowler
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Entertaining. 94 version? Cannot judge which one is better
23 January 2020 | by directorgod-2See all my reviews

Finally saw LITTLE WOMEN 2019. Didn't expected much cause I really liked 94 version by Gillian Armstrong with Winona Ryder , Gabriel Byrne , Trini Alvarado , Christian Bale and Susan Sarandon. Well, the casting was something that I cannot judge which one is better. Both are so so great. But Christian Bale 94, I liked better than Timothée Chalamet 2019 (Although he was good but didn't overcome THE Christian).

Two things really grabbed me.

1. The camera and light. The camera is keep moving even for the steady shots. They released the tripod and moved a little to adjust each actors even a small movement they make. They also use sunlight so beautifully like Pride and Prejudice. Aldo a couple of slow motions and mintage sequences are beautiful too.

2. The music. It is not like here I am listen like Hans Zimmer or Max Richter or even Cliff Martinez who would say even if the movie suck I am still here. Think that at least you've watched a great Music Video cause of my music. In this movie the music is there clearly and when it comes to really important moments, It really boost up the heart of audience. But it's more like supporting way. I felt it from the very beginning. Ok wow this guy knows OST!! Alexandre is more of a classic composer who made OST like The Danish Girl, The Tree of life, Julie & Julia and Philomena.

I cannot say this movie will win (was nominated for 6 Academy) a lot of awards from all around the world but it has beautiful beautiful acting ensenble and light, camera and music wise. Work of art.

Also the acting sometimes made my heart beat. Even the makeup is so great. Of course the director is also an actress so she knows how to deal with these stuff, right?

Last. The time. It goes back and forth from the past to present a couple of times but it was not confusing or breaking any concentration cause it was so nicely connected by editing and bridge music. (The cast y-oung and old -was the same too which didn't matter as well.) Something that was different with the 94 version.

It is an inspiring movie after all and I won't rest tonight to finish my humble feature writing for my next project.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$108,101,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$216,601,214
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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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