Little Women ★★★★1/2 Letterboxd Score
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Emma Watson
In Theatres Christmas Day
Let me just start by saying I have not yet had the pleasure to read the novel or indulge in previous renditions of this beloved tale. I think because this is my first experience with this story, it may just affect how much I enjoyed this film.
We currently live in a time where those who were once discredited are now screaming to be heard. Those who have been constantly quieted are now restless and have something to say, they have ideas, they have innovations, and they have something of value to share with the world. I am talking about women. As of recent, we have experienced so many forced applications of gender equality in film and these have certainly been proven to be ineffective in advocating for the quieted. This forced feminism in film has left a feeling Disingenuous and mocks movement. I am not going to mention any movies directly, but I think you know what films I am talking about.
I am a Greta Gerwig fan. I truly enjoy the way she can tell a story and if you identify as a Greta Gerwig fan, then I think you will enjoy Little Women. Greta effortlessly pens a beautiful and authentic narrative that can only inspire the young women of today and inspire men to be the support they so badly need. There is no fluff, no forced political motive. You don’t feel like you’re getting feminist ideas shoved down your throat. You just feel good. You can’t help but root for Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) as she tries to discover her purpose in the world versus what society expects her to be. She is relentless, powerful and assertive, but at the same apprehensive about relationships. Which can be applicable to today.
I can assure you that you will not groan at any moment. You will sincerely enjoy every moment with the March sisters in this beautiful film.