Review: Little Women

Emma McCluskey, Guest Reporter

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Little Women (2019)  is a big movie in many little ways.  This movie adaptation brings the book to life with every scene, line and shot. 

 

Little Women, (directed by Greta Gerwig, starring Saorise Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh and Emma Watson) could be one of the best movies of 2019. This movie was truly something unique – it was fun and uplifting, but at the same time it was emotional and hard to watch all at once. Little Women displayed the importance of sisterhood and being there for family while also acknowledging how difficult that can be.   

 There was one part of this movie that really stuck out: Amy and Jo got into an argument and Amy was upset, which caused her to burn some of Jo’s writing. This caused Jo a lot of distress and Jo declared that she would never forgive Amy, but of course she did. Later on in their lives, it’s as if nothing ever happened even though it felt extreme at the time of the incident. This perfectly illustrates the nature of having siblings and how relationships with family members change and grow over time. 

An aspect of the movie that really added to the charm of it was most definitely the atmospheric aspect and the scenery created. Every scene popped with color or created the perfect setting for what was happening in the story. 

The acting was great, how they acted and talked felt very modern; for example, in the scene when Laurie (Timothée Chalamet) and Jo (Saorise Ronan) danced together outside trying not to be seen and they were just messing around and flailing their arms and legs –  it felt very modern and something that would still work if the setting was now. 

The overall story was beautiful. It did a very good job of conveying what I think is the main point of the story: what it was like to be a woman and what it was like to try and achieve your dreams as a woman at the time. Every woman in the movie had dreams and aspirations that they were trying to achieve, and it was hard for all of them. 

Little Women is really a story that everyone should experience at least once in their lives. Even if it isn’t for you, it still has parts of it that will stick with you. Little Women was a great movie and I highly suggest it.