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Little Women (2019)

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Critic Consensus: With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig's Little Women proves some stories truly are timeless.

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Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author's alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig's take, the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on her own terms -- is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

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Cast

Saoirse Ronan
as Jo March
Emma Watson
as Meg March
Florence Pugh
as Amy March
Eliza Scanlen
as Beth March
Laura Dern
as Marmee March
Tracy Letts
as Mr. Dashwood
Bob Odenkirk
as Father March
James Norton
as John Brooke
Louis Garrel
as Friedrich Bhaer
Chris Cooper
as Mr. Laurence
Meryl Streep
as Aunt March
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Greta Gerwig's experimental take adds clarity and wisdom to character developments and relationships that make the viewing experience more rewarding.

March 28, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

No wonder Jo and Amy in all their ambiguities are the ones who leave the strongest impression and offer Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh respectively the opportunity to invest in and dig into their characters with relish.

February 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Moments like these are reminders of the urgency of the text, and of how rewarding it can be for a contemporary audience to re-examine the classic stories we read in our childhood.

January 16, 2020 | Full Review…

This is a really thoughtful adaptation, incredibly smart and incredibly moving.

January 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Gerwig takes matters in a new direction, at once more playful and more sober, and very self-conscious.

January 6, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Normally I'm not averse to time-shifting in movies, but in this case I found the device unhelpful. Individual scenes are superbly staged and the cast is flawless, making the film essential viewing for lovers of the book.

January 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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