Sometimes when a movie is an adaptation of a novel, it doesn’t do the justice. But in case of 2019’s classic movie Little Women, it became a magnificent hit. Little women is an American coming-of-age period drama film, which is written and directed by Greta Gerwig. It is the seventh adaptation of the 1968 novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Cast Little Women

The movie cast includes Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Eliza Scanlen, Timothee Chalamet, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, James Norton, and Chris cooper.  

The Plot

It chronicles the lives of the March sisters Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth. The family is based in Concord, Massachusetts, during the 19th century. After the Civil War, Jo (Josephine) March now lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris. Amy has a romantic encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg, is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together.

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Beautifully directed

Gerwig divides and directed the story in two timelines side by side. March sisters when they were young and quirky, and of them seven years later, when adolescence is past and each has wandered onto various ways.

Practically a Meg who wants to discover love and have a family, the wild and erudite Jo who desires to make a career with her writing, the home-bound simple piano-playing Beth who simply needs to associate with her sisters, and the pretty and playful Amy who needs to wed well, Little Women incorporates the variety of women in that age when this was not discussed often. Gerwig does every one of them justice with their screen time and portrayed their stories equally, neither holding them to a critical eye nor the pessimistic perspective on the present.

Love and adoration as a family

From the Christmas visit to a poor family close by whom they give their morning meals to, to abandoning presents and not setting up much of a protest, and chipping in as volunteers in the American Civil War, to caring for one another, Gerwig understands that the March story is as much about adoration and confidence that finds and holds up customary families especially through problems.

Final thoughts

The movie is packed with emotions and love. Every scene divides feminism from a wider perspective. The novel is way ahead of its time. The cast in the 2019’s adaptation is the most accurate. The storyline is grasping and at some points worth teary!