A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite ...
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A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters.Written by
Lea Thompson and Lucas Grabeel have previously worked together as mother and son in Freeform's (formerly known as ABC Family) family drama television series Switched At Birth (2011-2017). See more »
Papa March is seen in his Army Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) with rank insignia (captain's "railroad tracks") on both collars. Army officers did not wear rank insignia on both collars of the BDU but rank insignia on the right collar and branch insignia on the left collar; as he has been identified as a surgeon, he would have worn railroad tracks on the right and the caduceus insignia of the Medical Corps on the left. (This is still not nearly as bad a goof as in the 1994 version Little Women, set during the Civil War as was the original novel, where every other soldier seen in uniform beside Papa March wore both officers' shoulder boards and enlisted men's stripes!) See more »
Went to see it because "Faith & Films recommended it. I took my wife and my adult daughter along. They were whispering back and forth the whole movie. Upon exiting I was given a negative verdict.
I found out that it wasn't as good as the one where Elizabeth Taylor plays Amy. Or that they like the one better where Susan Sarandon plays Marmee. Oh, and by the way, the Kid from High School Musical we played Laurie wasn't enough of a hunk. Wife and daughter were both annoyed by the portrayal of Jo.
So, I haven't read the book or seen previous renditions, and I loved, loved the movie. It was Little Women as a modern rom-com. Yes, it was a bit "Hallmarky" at times, but the parts were played with absolutely NO irony. It didn't poke fun of or take a condescending air toward this coming of age story these four girls. The lack of cynicism was refreshing.
I would see it again. My favorite part? Jo's control issues correcting everyone's grammar. And . . . her cracked cell phone screen.
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