Little Women

6 OSCAR NOMINATIONS! 

Director: 
Greta Gerwig
Year: 
2019
Rating: 
PG
Run Time: 
135 mins
Cast: 
Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Emma Watson

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 Timothee Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

"If you’re a living, breathing person with feelings and emotions, it is almost guaranteed to set your soul aglow." - Paste

"This is such a beguiling, generous film from Gerwig. There is a lot of love in it." - The Guardian

"In an era in which sentimentality is a seasoning that filmmakers either shun entirely or employ with too heavy a hand, Gerwig crafts a work about love and family and devotion and empathy that is moving without being manipulative. This is a Little Women for the ages."  - The Wrap

"'Little Women' is the best kind of Hollywood film: thoughtful yet escapist, sophisticated yet accessible, expertly crafted and deeply felt. The performances are all top notch—Ronan and Pugh, especially, breathe new life into their characters. Gerwig’s direction is also first rate."  - AV Club

"This 'Little Women' is two-odd hours of good cheer and lovely ensemble performances. It’s a warm fireplace hearth of a film, albeit one with a tendency to spit out fiery embers." - New York Post

"I doubt Gerwig read the 1868 Tribune classifieds, but her film is, in fact, fresh, sparkling, natural and full of soul." - Chicago Tribune

"It is sublime. Better than 'Lady Bird' even, and I would not, could not, say that lightly. Because it hits harder. Like someone ripping your heart out, while gently rubbing your back and telling you that it’s all going to be okay. I laughed obnoxiously loud, and I cried so hard my face formed a frozen death mask that just went, 'Owww, myyyyy hearrrrttttt.'" - The Globe and the Mail

"There is a wild urgency to Greta Gerwig’s 'Little Women' that hardly seems possible for a film based on a 150-year-old book. But such is the magic of combining Louisa May Alcott’s enduring story of those four sisters with Gerwig’s deliciously feisty, evocative and clear-eyed storytelling that makes this Little Women a new classic." - Associated Press

"More than anything, this is a film in love with its characters’ passions, a rich and effortlessly vibrant examination of the four March 'little women' (so called by their father) and the ways, at least initially, they’re practically bursting with the innocent it’s-happening-right-now joy of being young and alive." - Los Angeles Times