Little Women

Little Women

Blu-ray Disc - 2020
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Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted a film that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott and unfolds as the author2s alter ego, Jo March reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig2s 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.

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VaughanPLDonnalee Apr 17, 2021

Overall I loved this version of Little Women. I thought director Greta Gerwig did a great job of capturing the personalities of the March sisters. And the movie really captures the flavour of the book. Of course the book is better! But the movie did a good job of capturing the essence and highlights of the book. The costumes and sets were particularly beautiful. I have a few quibbles. I thought the jumping back and forth in time made the movie unnecessarily hard to follow and didn't really add anything. While I thought all four actresses playing the March sisters were fine, they really seemed too old when they were playing the younger versions of their characters. And then when they were playing the adult versions, I thought Timothee Chalamet, who played best friend and love interest Laurie, now seemed way too young! I realize it's challenging to have the same performers trying to portray characters as they grow up. But the movie certainly doesn't have the same sense of time passing and characters aging and growing up as the book. Still a wonderful version of Little Women overall.

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jkkm0606
Apr 09, 2021

I quit 30 minutes in. It's been about 10 years since I quite watching a movie because it was horrible.

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akirakato
Mar 27, 2021

This is NOT definitely my cup of green tea.
I quit halfway through.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 16, 2021

Based on the beloved children classic by Louisa May Allcott, Little Women features the four March sisters: Meg, Amy, Beth and Jo as they face the hardships of living in the midst of a Civil War. Before watching this movie, I initially thought that I would highly dislike it since, from my experience, most movies based on books often cut out most of the significant scenes, but this was not the case for this movie! The director, Greta Gerwig, included all the scenes that I loved while reading the book, and she included their own modern spin on the original story as well, which I thoroughly enjoyed. In addition, although the March sisters all had their own different and unique personalities, I could not help but feel that I could relate to all four of them, but, if I were to note one problem, it would be that the scenes were not in the order that was played out in the book. As a result, if you have not read the book prior to watching the movie, you may be confused at some parts. 4.5/5 stars
@Banana24 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

I enjoyed this movie a lot. It was based on the novelist Louisa May Alcott’s true story. This coming-of-age movie demonstrates the struggles of four sisters throughout the American Civil War. This movie was so inspiring and creates such respect for those who had to live through those scary times. The whole cast and acting were outstanding and really added to this incredibly amazing story. I love all the different personalities of the sisters and how they got along. I’m looking forward to reading the classic novel as well. I would definitely recommend to everyone! I rate Little Women 5/5.
@butterflyreads of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

ArapahoeSarah Mar 16, 2021

I enjoyed the characters and some of the heartfelt moments during the movie, but I found the plot hard to follow, especially with the random jumping back and forth in time.

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Janice21383
Mar 14, 2021

Greta Gerwig's okay but not great version of the timeless story. Listening to some of the dialogue, and looking at the costumes and most of the sets, it's doubtful the production did much research about the time, and what the characters would have been like. It reminds me of a community theatre production. Actors like Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, and especially Florence Pugh do fine jobs. But there are better overall films, e.g. Gillian Anderson's 1994 Little Women.

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megaculpa
Mar 10, 2021

The screenplay is a confusing mess, flipping back and forth in time, amid a din of inane dialogue. Gerwig manages to tease lack-lustre performances from the star-studded cast. Both Gillian Armstrong's 2000 film and the 2018 BBC production are much superior to this effort.

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fdb045
Mar 07, 2021

Greta Gerwig's version was my introduction to the story (amazing) so watching this movie as a novice made it totally enjoyable.

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yesbyedith
Mar 03, 2021

It seems most like either the book or the movie. I really enjoyed all 3 books. I don't know why I feel frustrated halfway through... but maybe that's a good thing...
Do watch extras.

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Earlgrey454
Feb 26, 2021

Historical nitpicking, maybe, but in those times, Concord, MA, did NOT have huge mansions like the one the Laurences live in in this film. While there were certainly some large, well-built houses there, a good number of which still stand today, there was nothing on the scale of the Laurence mansion. And while it IS fiction, they do use the exteriors of the very real "Orchard House", but make up the giant mansion directly across the road.

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RadiantReads
Jan 09, 2021

"I want to be great or nothing."
Amy March, around age 19

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jimg2000
Aug 04, 2020

35 quotes in IMDb already ... thanks to its contributors:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3281548/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

Here is a couple more not in IMDb:

It's so dreadful being poor. It's not fair. How come some girls have pretty things and others have nothing at all?
- We have Father, Mother and each other.
We haven't got Father for as long as this war drags on.
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Where is Marmee? I'm starving.
-Goodness only knows. Some poor creature came a-begging. Your ma set off to see what was needed. I wish she could help others at a time convenient to us.
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Jo, you love him.
- What?! No, no, I don't.
Yes, you do! I am half as smart as you, but I can see it so plainly. You love him.

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aidualc604
Jul 09, 2020

“Your one beauty!”

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"It's possible to be right and foolish."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"I've had lots of troubles, so I write jolly tales"

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

" I want to be great or nothing"

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"I suppose marriage has always been an economic proposition. Even in fiction."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"I can't get over my disappointment at being a girl."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"Don't go quietly, fight! Please fight to the end, be LOUD! Don't just quietly go away!"

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.

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Jan 09, 2021

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