This past Christmas, my mom and I went to see the new Little Women movie. Most shows were sold out, and our theater was packed. No surprise, as the reviews of Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel have been fantastic, currently scoring a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoesopens a new window. And I have to say, it didn't disappoint. It's fun, emotional, tragic, and inspiring. Our theater was full of Little Women enthusiasts--I could hear laughing, crying, and clapping. My mom and I loved it!
But is it faithful to the book? Pretty much! Slate has an in-depth comparison of the Little Women book versus movieopens a new window. Its ending does have a bit of a twistopens a new window--a modern update, as described in the Onion AV Club.
The movie features a cast of talented young actors: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, and Timothée Chalamet. They have a natural chemistry and you really get the feeling they're just like siblings and friends in real life.
For a look at the making of the movie, check out Little Women: The Official Movie Companionopens a new window (via Hoopla). You can also check out the new edition of Little Women with photos from the movieopens a new window (also via Hoopla).
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