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Little Women

Published November 29, 2020

Little Women

Film info

  • Title Little Women
  • Director Greta Gerwig
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 2hrs 15m
  • Genres Drama, Romance
  • Tagline Own your story

Writer-director Greta Gerwig 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 their own terms - is both timeless and timely.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:35He’s gonna mark her work while she’s sat right there. Harsh.
3:16“People want to be amused, not preached at.”
4:20Married or dead, that’s your options as a woman.
11:41Of the four American siblings then, two are British and one Irish!
16:38Timothy is just outrageously good looking.

Thoughts

I know people rave about this and I can’t fault Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird so I was looking forward to it. I’m not a huge fan of the source material where it’s a bit twee, but still, the cast in this should have made it amazing.

Unfortunately, I just didn’t like it. Flipping back and forth and giving away the big plot points within the first five minutes didn’t sit well with me. Also, whilst Saoirse was incredible as always, and Timothy so handsome it’s almost painful, I didn’t feel like the rest gelled. Oh well!

Rating: Unrated

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