LITTLE WOMEN (2019) Review
Directed by Greta Gerwig
There’s no other way of saying this, Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of a timeless novel is sensational. Well, at least for me. It’s just that it’s amazing how these characters are coming to life, all of which, are written beautifully and richly. And add the actors that portrayed their characters wonderfully, Little Women is a marvelous movie experience.
The film tells the story of Jo March in the years after the Civil War. She lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg, is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together.
It might take some time for you to get used to the non-linear storytelling, but there’s so much energy in the film that it fills you up. Character per character, story arc per story arc, everything is just exciting.
Saoirse Ronan is a gift that keeps on giving. I loved her in Brooklyn and she is as radiant as enigmatic and as engaging as Jo March here in Little Women. It’s the kind of story that you wouldn’t mind going on and on and on because there’s so much life to it. There’s truth in the journey, the pain and the memories of the March ladies.
Little Women is a gem of a movie. It’s an instant classic.
4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
‘Little Women’ is now showing in cinemas nationwide from Columbia Pictures. Rated PG by the MTRCB.