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Little Women Review

Little Women by Greta Gerwig

By M. F.PaulPublished 2 years ago 4 min read
Little Women Review

“Little Women” is the story of four sisters told through the eyes of one of them, Jo, whose goal is to become a writer. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, we witness Jo ( Saoirse Ronan ), Meg ( Emma Watson ), Beth ( Eliza Scanlen) and Amy ( Florence Pugh ) grow up into adults whose lives take very different paths.

Little Women Review

Review of Little Women (2019) by Greta Gerwig

It is not the first time that the story of “ Little Women ” has been brought to life on the screen (both in film and on television). One of the most famous adaptations of this classic novel was directed by Gillian Armstrong and included actresses such as Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon and Kristen Dunst. Greta Gerwing did not want to be less and has managed to fill the screen with the energy of the new protagonists of this story and a different way of narrating. Today we tell you our impressions in the review of Little Women (2019).

Perhaps the pace of the film is too slow at times due to the exhaustive description of the scenes and the dramatic charge that takes time to release, but Little Women (2019) is a film of overwhelming visual beauty. Both the scenarios and the characterization of the characters are loaded with details that are worth getting lost in.

The four sisters have great moments when when they are together they seem like a hurricane destroying everything, however, as they grow up and separate, they all seem calmer and maybe also sad. It is understandable, growing up is never easy.

Little Women Review

A cast of luxury led by Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson

Saoirse Ronan leads the film, in the role of Jo March, and she is spectacular. Her character exudes restlessness, strength and nonconformity through all her pores, reminding us of the role played by the same actress in “ Ladybid ”, but much more mature. Saoirse carries the most weight in the plot, as most of the narration occurs through the eyes of her character and the in-depth presentation of the rest of her sisters is given based on her relationship withthey.

Emma Watson plays Meg, who despite being the older sister, has much less strength than her sister Jo and is a fairly restrained, silent and conformist character.

Another of the film's strong characters is Amy , played by Florence Pugh (Midsommar), whose character clashes with Jo 's on more than one occasion and with a relationship full of ups and downs. Florence 's interpretation is also excellent, giving the character characteristics that define her behavior perfectly.

Eliza Scanlen plays a shy and reserved Beth who we know mostly from her relationship with Jo, who takes care of her and protects her at all times. This character is far from the rest of her sisters, more crazy and impulsive, although all with a strong artistic side and great sensitivity since while one writes, another paints, another plays the piano and the other is passionate about acting.

Little Women Review

A new point of view: Little Women version 2019

Greta Gerwig dares to adapt the 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott, but in this case giving the story a new vision, building a non-linear narrative that alternates adolescence and childhood with the present adulthood of its protagonists. In this way, Greta gets the viewer to know the protagonists more in depth through memories that take us to other moments in her life and allow us to understand the evolution of each one in a different way as well as emotional.

Gerwig has already commented on more than one occasion on the admiration he feels for the author of the novel, Louisa May Alcott , and how her strength and the character of Jo have served as inspiration for the development of the adapted script for the film.

Little Women Review

Jo March continues to be a literary character very adapted to her time, who broke with the established and fought for her independence and convictions. A similar character in terms of rebellion was that of Christine , also played by Saoirse Ronan , in "Ladybid" so we can deduce that Gerwig has a predilection for those characters that go against the current and that I personally love them too.

Greta Gerwig's take on the classic Little Women

The film has a very original and fun way of closing the story in which it unites reality with the moment when the deal to publish the book is closed and different agreements are reached. The delicate and descriptive way that Greta has of portraying the moment in which the book is being produced is for me masterful and one of the most scenes that has the least, creating a magical moment full of intensity.

Little Women Review

Final conclusion of Little Women (2019) by Greta Gerwig

Despite the fact that period dramas are not something that initially took me to the movies, I admit that this time the cast was an important claim that caught my attention the first time I saw the trailer and made me want to see it.

I had very high expectations regarding the interpretations of this Little Women (2019), and the truth is that they have not disappointed me. The settings and costumes make you delight in all the details that manage to create a perfect environment and the strength of the protagonists together with the great performances of the actresses, make you fall in love with all of them in their worst and best version, well, Greta makes them not just characters but totally human.

But let's not forget that it's still a true period drama with moments that can be too cheesy. Of course, it is one of our clear recommendations for the billboard this Christmas 2019.

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