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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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All Critics (408) | Top Critics (53)

A work of poetic smuggling: a movie made within the norms of the industry that also reflects Gerwig's own personal artistic ideas, ideals, and obsessions.

January 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Greta Gerwig's take on Louisa May Alcott's novel is intelligent and fleet, refreshing if not radical, and as organic in its feminist convictions as it is in its depiction of close-knit sororal love.

January 2, 2020 | Full Review…

About 20 minutes in, the characters cease to be characters; they are now flesh and blood, our sisters. We feel their happiness and despond, their cold feet and warm hearts, their slights and loves. It's a masterful, passionate, all-in kind of adaptation.

December 31, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The latest adaptation gives the March sisters more power than ever.

December 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

An absolutely lovely film that will make you feel so extremely good walking out of it.

December 27, 2019 | Full Review…

It's Little Women's deep generosity that cements it as a cinematic achievement.

December 27, 2019 | Rating: 5/5

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