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Year
2019
Runtime
135 min.
Director
Greta Gerwig
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
0
Checks
3,363
Favs
312
Dislikes
17
Favs/checks
9.3% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Greta Gerwig's done it again. Her adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is damn full of HUMANITY, it makes the heart ache. There is no role so small that Gerwig does not imbue it with SOMETHING, a richness of detail and soul that makes each and every one relatable, amusing, touching, HUMAN. Now, I don't know, central as Jo is (and Saoirse Ronan is rock solid in the role), if Amy was supposed to be stand-out character, but Florence Pugh is EVERYTHING in this, doing the most growing up (from 13 to 20) and crafting an evolving character that steals every scene she's in. What a great year 2019 has been for her - an extremely versatile actress and a real star. I have to admit some of the back and forth between the Little Women and Little Wives material had me scrambling at first, as the color grading of time periods isn't always obvious, but that's a very small complaint. The main story as extended flashback allows Gerwig to draw parallels between the two halves and produces at least one gut punch from it. Not a dry eye... The other Gerwig addition is the focus on the book's innate feminism, and let's be honest, 19th-Century women's novels often featured a betrayal of their autonomous heroines by having them marry at the end. Certainly a betrayal in modern terms. Gerwig finds a way to have the book cake and eat it too, which is pretty clever. Now, would you believe I've never seen any other adaptation of Alcott's novel? I guess I'm going to have to check them out to compare... 11 months ago
  2. beckaaay's avatar

    beckaaay

    This movie is a big waste of time, I’ll stick with the 1994 version. No character building and terrible acting. The fact that Florence Pugh even got nominated for an Oscar is crazy to me... she’s supposed to be viewed as a child in certain scenes?... what a joke. And Emma Watson couldn’t hold an American accent if her life depended on it... about as good as her singing in Beauty and the Beast. 9 months 1 week ago
  3. HerminHop's avatar

    HerminHop

    I really wanted to like this. The acting is fantastic, but the high-paced editing and non-linear storyline rushes through almost all emotional sequences in a matter of minutes and skips onto the next sequence without any time to soak it in. They should have trashed some of the smaller storylines and stuck to the meat. Also, the ending comes together as a refreshing ark, and then cops out with a, 'Oh fine, let's make another cliche Hollywood blockbuster ending", and the self-awareness does not make it any less cheap. 3 months 3 weeks ago
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