Reviews for Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” Are In!
Fans have been patiently waiting for any tidbits of Little Women since its announcement. The anxiety is building to see the March sisters in their mischiefs on the silver screen again.
Sisters Meg (played by Emma Watson), Beth (played by Eliza Scanlen), Jo (played by Saoirse Ronan), and Amy March (played by Florence Pugh) are the most lively siblings living in Civil War-era Massachusetts. They can take on anything life will throw at them, as long as they are together. Financial troubles, family matters, and the woes of womanhood are no match for the March girls. Laura Dern joins the cast as Mrs. March. Timothée Chalamet is playing the playful Theodore Laurence, neighbor and friend to the March family.
The reviews for Little Women are finally starting to pour in, and it’s making some very promising headway in the hearts of critics. Rotten Tomatoes has given the film a resounding 98% rating.
[Gerwig’s] gratifying take on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women brings freshness, vitality and emotional nuance to source material [that] has been etched for generations into the popular imagination, shaking up the chronology to reinvigorate the plot’s familiar beats.” – The Hollywood Reporter
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
One of the most brilliantly staged adaptations of any literary work. Gerwig’s film takes your assumptions and undermines them without ever straying from the text. It somehow acts as both a reappraisal and slight reinvention of Alcott’s work while remaining a gorgeous tribute to it.” – Daily Mail
When the movie was announced earlier this year, fans wondered if Gerwig, Watson, and Ronan would be able to fill the shoes of the beloved 1994 movie performance. Little Women (1994) starred Winona Ryder, Trini Alvarado, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, and Christian Bale as Jo, Meg, Amy, Beth, and Theodore, respectively. It has been hailed as the most-loved variation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel so far. Fortunately, director and writer Greta Gerwig seems to be doing a beautiful job of bringing the March sisters to life. Thanks to the rave reviews from critics, Gerwig’s rendition of the classic novel is also getting some Oscar buzz.
Little Women is set to be released in theaters on Christmas Day this year.