Updated: Jan 25, 2021
Gist: Little Women is a coming-of-age movie about the lives of four sisters; Meg March, Jo March, Beth March, and Amy March and charts their lives from childhood to womanhood. They go through many ups and downs and this movie shows the intricate choices that they make for themselves.
Description: This movie is the 7th film adaption of a classic novel written by American novelist, Louisa May Alcott which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869 respectivelychronicles the lives of four young females in Massachusetts, during the 19th century. This movie is available to watch on Amazon Prime.
Cast: Little Women stars Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep.
Joesephine 'Jo' March (Saoirse Ronan)-
The main character of Little Women, Jo, was an outspoken tomboy with a passion for writing. She displayed some good and bad traits equally. Jo's bad traits- her rebelliousness and anger. Her good traits- Independent, affectionate towards her family and her bestfriend Laurie also she was very giving. Jo was an unusal character compared to any other females of the 19th century (for instance, she wanted to work a job and live maverically) which is personally why I like her so much!
Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence (Timothée Chalamet)-
Laurie, was the March sisters' wealthy, charming and honest next-door neighbor. He was a high-spirited young man about the same age as Jo. He always had a soft side for Jo but she turns him down. Until the March sisters asked him to come along with them to places, he was moody, a little bit emotional, and often bored. Like many other teenagers of the 19th century, he had plans and goals for his life too.
Meg March (Emma Watson)-
Meg is sweet-natured, dutifull, in fact, she's unrealistically good and proper. Perhaps that's why she's so alarmed by her sister Jo's, tomboyish behavior. Each of the March sisters had atleast one major character flaw that they struggled to overcome, and Meg was no different. She always found the need to grow up and marry someone rich, she was engaged to a man like that but she breaks it off last moment because she realises that she also has to stay happy later in the future, so she marries someone she actually loves and not for the money.
Amy March (Florence Pugh)-
Amy is the March sister that most viewers would hate. She's the youngest of the family and she fits the stereotype of the spoiled youngest child. Amy's vanity begins with her appearance she's a pretty child and turns into a beautiful, stately woman. Amy is an artist who adores paintings and has a weekness for anything that looks attractive, she always wants it no matter what! If anyone troubles her in anyway she will always seek vengence. This makes it pretty obvious that she was adamant and self centered at the beginning because later on she does attempt to improve herself as a good person.
Elizabeth 'Beth' March (Eliza Scanlen)-
The third March sister, Beth is very shy and quiet. Like Meg, she always tries to please other people, and like Jo, she is concerned with keeping the family together. She had a passion for playing the piano and she was brilliant at it. She had a special bond with Laurie's father (Mr Laurence) they had the most sincerest relationship, in my opinion because Beth reminded Mr. Laurence of his late grandaughter. Beth was a good person. She was sympathetic, selfless and caring towards everyone.
Marmee March (Laura Dern)-
Marmee was the mother of the March sisters she was essentially perfect: she worked hard but was never too busy to counsel her daughters; she cheerfully did charitable work by feeding the poor and ill and helps out with the work that went into the time of the civil war; she's an ideal housekeeper, a loving mother, and a highly principled woman.
Aunt March (Meryl Streep)-
Nothing much to say about her except, a rich widow and one of the aunts of the March sisters. Although crotchety and difficult at times to deal with, Aunt March loves her nieces and wants what's the best for them.
Direction: The American actress and filmaker, Greta Gerwig directed and wrote this film version of Little Women.
Awards: Little Women was nominated 6 Oscars and won one of them, it was nominated for 2 Golden Globes and won all, also won 4 Critics Choice Awards and many others.
Ratings: 95% on Rotten Tomtoes, 7.8/10 on IMDb and 4.5/5 on Indian Express.