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Little Women

2018

Action / Drama / Family

5.1

Synopsis

A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters.

Director

Clare Niederpruem

Cast

Sarah Davenport
as Josephine "Jo" March
Melanie Stone
as Margaret "Meg" March
Allie Jennings
as Elizabeth "Beth" March
Taylor Ashley Murphy
as Amy Curtis March
Lea Thompson
as Margaret "Marmee" March
Lucas Grabeel
as Theodore "Laurie" Laurence
Ian Bohen
as Freddy

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mcleodjack 4 /10

Actress Overkill

Sarah Davenport ruined this movie. Her overeacting and dramatics are annoying as hell. Let this be a lesson to actors. This is NOT what you want to portray on screen. She needs to tone it down about halfway.

Reviewed by rebekahrox 6 /10

Jarring Jo

Perfectly enjoyable modern take on Little Women. I really liked the choices made to modernize the story. Some examples: Beth dying of cancer and Jo shaving her head for solidarity. Professor Bhaer being Jo's supportive(and very attractive) but critical professor at college. Father home from Iraq. I loved his relationship with his wife (the always appealing and talented Lea Thompson) and his girls. Straitlaced Meg going a little crazy and getting drunk and making out (briefly) at a party. Jo being an aspiring fantasy YA writer. Devotees of the original Little Woman will immediately be able to compare these with similar plot points in the original. The two thing that bothered me was A) the casting of Laurie. The actor did not look the part, though I did love the way they updated the character. The major problem (B) was the character of Jo. She was spoiled, arrogant, petulant, and immature throughout. She was a real drama queen and made even more irritating by the hammy acting on the part of the actress. She was also rather stupid. Had the character been better written, i would have given this a 7 or 8.

Reviewed by epsalmonsen 8 /10

Glad to See a Modernized Version

"Little Women" has been made for film or TV several times, but they always tell the story directly from the text, setting it in the 1860s. Most of the reason behind my 8/10 stars comes from the respect I have for a movie version of "Little Women" that gives the story a contemporary setting. There are some things I don't particularly like about the new edition of the title (Professor Bhaer is portrayed as a bit too dashing and successful and there is a out-of-place impromptu jam session led by Laurie), but I am just happy that someone put in the effort to put these characters into the modern era and show how timeless the March family's struggles and triumphs really are.

To me, I think the gold standard of updating or modernizing older literature is "10 Things I Hate About You." I watched that movie several times before I realized that it is a retelling of "The Taming of the Shrew," and that's because it is tethered to Shakespeare's work instead of being chained to it. It works as its own story, in other words. I had that running through my mind while watching "Little Women" today; could this be a stand alone story? If it was called something else and not readily apparent that it was a modern take on the Louisa May Alcott tale, would it still be any good? It's honestly hard to say as the movie seems to try to get the viewer to fact-check how well they have interpreted each of the March sisters for the 21st century.

My wife, who is the real "Little Women" aficionado, loved the movie today, but conceded that I had a point when I indicated that that it felt like the new version was not just based on the 1868 novel but perhaps just as much on the 1994 film. My wife made sense of this by pointing out that fans who were the target audience of the Winona Ryder-led movie are probably watching the new one with their kids and would be looking to compare the two movies in any way they could anyhow. It's funny how art reflects reality, and then reality reflects art and then back again.

Ultimately, this is a good movie. I really give the filmmakers a hat's off for attempting something with "Little Women" that has not been done yet, even if it wasn't pulled off flawlessly. It will probably not become the modern classic that the 1994 version has become, but maybe it will inspire the movie industry to update other stories from the pre-film era.

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