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Little Women
Saoirse Ronan and Eliza Scanlen




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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.

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Overview

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.

Main Cast & Crew

Greta Gerwig - Director
Saoirse Ronan
Eliza Scanlen
Meryl Streep
Emma Watson
Florence Pugh
Timothee Chalamet
Chris Cooper
Laura Dern
Louis Garrel
Tracy Letts

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray (DVD + Digital Copy)
  • Run Time: 134
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396549883
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (thematic elements and brief smoking)
  • Release Date: April 2020

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Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Romance
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Doomed Lovers
Melodrama
Period Piece
Marriage
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Romances

 

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Reviews:
"As one might hope, Gerwig’s interpretation does right by the material, sticking to the original period and setting and assembling a dream cast to play the March siblings..." - 11/25/2019 Variety


"If Gerwig’s woke WOMEN-hood verges on anachronism, though, it also feels fully loyal to the spirit of Alcott, a woman always well ahead of her time." -- Grade: A- - 11/25/2019 Entertainment Weekly


5 stars out of 5 -- "Gerwig saves her most impressive narrative flourish for the very end, with a finale that would absolutely delight Louisa May Alcott." - 11/25/2019 Empire


"As with all the film’s emotional beats, the romantic tension between the characters develops organically, with just a little boost from Alexandre Desplat’s stirring, nostalgic score." - 11/25/2019 A.V. Club


"[Gerwig's] gratifying take on Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN brings freshness, vitality and emotional nuance to source material which has been etched for generations into the popular imagination, shaking up the chronology to reinvigorate the plot's familiar beats." - 11/25/2019 Hollywood Reporter


"LITTLE WOMEN solidifies Gerwig’s one-of-a-kind voice on the page and behind the camera, opening up the classic in a blissful and innovative screen adaptation that feels ageless and vastly of today." - 12/24/2019 RogerEbert.com


"[T]he new movie version of Louisa May Alcott’s novel comes as an absolute gift....[LITTLE WOMEN] embraces its source material with eager enthusiasm rather than timid reverence." - 12/23/2019 New York Times


"The result is a vibrant portrayal of historical custom, but also the paradoxes that condition the eternal search for self." - 12/09/2019 Washington Post


"The fearsome foursome in Greta Gerwig’s reinvention of the classic Louisa May Alcott story achieve a collective level of badassery and bravery rarely exhibited by the preening peacocks in those cartoon car movies." - 12/23/2019 Chicago Sun-Times


"While rearranging some of the chronological furniture, the director doesn’t modernize the book so much as gently stiffen its spine and celebrate its sisterhood in every sense." - 12/19/2019 Boston Globe


"Greta Gerwig brings the entire March family to life like never before in a respectful but bracingly current version that couldn’t be more perfectly timed." - 12/29/2019 The Guardian


4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Greta Gerwig has not betrayed the feminine gaze that made the two-volume 1860s novel a literary landmark....Both surprisingly timely and enduringly timeless." - 12/23/2019 Rolling Stone


"LITTLE WOMEN is filled with admiration for Alcott’s characters and story, though it’s not afraid to boldly tweak some of the book’s flaws." - 12/05/2019 The Atlantic


“It’s an adaptation so rich, so attentive to its source, and yet so thrillingly personal, that the combination of maker and material feels like an alignment of stars. ” - 01/09/2020 Film Comment


"[I]t's a pip, with its strong, unmistakable message and even stronger emotions reinforcing each other to splendid effect." - 04/07/2020 Los Angeles Times


"Gerwig presents a faithful adaptation of Alcott’s traditional tale, while also taking care to highlight its progressive views. It’s a commanding blend of the sweetly sentimental and the bitingly political." - 12/11/2020 Sight and Sound

 

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