Director Greta Gerwig”s “Little Women”, is an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott”s 1868 novel of the same name. Like the novel, the film too has the timbre of a timeless, literary classic.
This tale of four close-knit sisters continues to delight, feeling every bit as alive today, as it must have been when it was originally set in the mid-19th century Massachusetts.
Juggling back and forth between time periods, the focal point of the story is Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) and her ambition to be a writer. The film bookends with her, but the rest of the narrative places her sisters Meg (Emma Watson) the teacher, Beth (Eliza Scanlen) the musical one, and Amy (Florence Pugh) the impulsive one and the artist of the family, at the forefront as well. All of them are trying to find a man to love and discovering what love truly is.