Bringing effusive humor, authenticity and irresistible warmth to otherwise mannered Civil War-era New England, writer/director Greta Gerwig’s Little Women Movie breathes new life into the classic novel. With Gerwig at the helm, the beloved story of the March sisters—four young women each determined to live life on her own terms—remains both timeless and timely.
Drawing on both the original story and other writings of Louisa May Alcott, this newest adaptation brings a fresh perspective to the beloved characters of Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March. Just as she did in her debut Lady Bird, Gerwig, working closely with her phenomenal cast, creates individuals who are unique, complicated, flawed and astonishingly human.
And what a cast! As Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.
“There’s nothing little about Greta Gerwig’s rich, warm, bustlingly populated and passionately devoted new tribute to Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of sisterhood.” — The Guardian