Little Women (2019)
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.
Little Women was nominated for an impressive six Oscars of which it won one; Best Achievement in Costume Design.
“The film’s deep generosity cements it as a cinematic achievement” The Independent ★★★★★
“The freshest literary adaptation of the year” The Guardian ★★★★
“An electric Timothée Chalamet is Greta