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Little Women

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7.82 h 14 min2019X-RayHDRUHDU
Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel about four sisters growing up after the Civil War.
Directors
Greta Gerwig
Starring
Saoirse RonanEmma WatsonFlorence Pugh
Genres
DramaRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Eliza ScanlenLaura DernTimothée ChalametTracy LettsBob OdenkirkJames NortonLouis GarrelJayne HoudyshellChris CooperMeryl Streep
Producers
Amy PascalDenise Di NoviRobin Swicord
Studio
Columbia Pictures
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4.4 out of 5 stars

9918 global ratings

  1. 67% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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delight-in-the-readReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent adaptation, essence of the characters without spoiling the original text
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As a young girl I loved Louisa May Alcott's book and the sequals. However, previous film adaptations have, in following the chapters, come over as lacklustre in the film genre. Not so this production. Greta Gerwig has created a triumphant screen rendition with all the liveliness and pace required, without compromising the heart of each character. Furthermore, Gerwig has captured the era without imprinting contemporary ideas upon it. Casting is genuine and lovable. Can't fault it. For those who have never read the books you will still be able to enjoy the text in its uniqueness whilst enjoying this celebration of Alcott's internal world. A beautiful watch! Loved it!
8 people found this helpful
anniea1Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 July 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
It was okay
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I was a little bit disappointed... it was okay, but really, I ended up just waiting to see what happened in the end. The characters weren't as likeable as the Winona Rider version. I think it's because of the point at which the story started. It was a bit disjointed so it didn't allow you to connect with the characters. I felt the the film prioritised a need to differ from the other films and that meant you couldn't get into it as much. It didn't have the wholesome vibe of the other film either. I also think it's nice to see bit of diversity in a film such as this, but let's not rewrite history and put rose tinted glasses on it.
9 people found this helpful
GerryDReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 July 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not that impressed
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I found the film very disorientating and disjointed. It seemed to skip from era to era and was not like the storyline, which began when the girls were young and continued into their adulthood. They snatched pieces of the future and included them when they were inappropriate.

The actors were quite characterless and I thought 'Marmie' was more like an older sister than mother. I guess I am spoiled by the Susan Saradon character and Winona Ryder's character. I didn't even find the death of Beth moving as I did in my favorite version (1994). I am glad I only rented the film and did not purchase it. It was disappointing as Little Women is one of my favorite L.M. Alcott books.
4 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 August 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Still prefer the 1994 version
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It was an okay watch, tried my best not to compare it to the 1994 version but struggled. Feels like the movie did not quite capture the book and feels like a 'modernised' take on a classic tale. Casting falls short in places too - not much good acting compared to Christian Bale or Gabriel Byrne. Acting generally falls short in many places, its like the actors did not read the book or understand the characters. Timothée Chalamet had me grinding my teeth as he butchered the role of Theodore. Maybe if I had gone in more blindly watching the movie, it would have been better, but I didn't so that's why I can only give this two stars at the most.
3 people found this helpful
Matt KentReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 May 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Little Women
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Little Women, the remake isn't in my honest opinion as good as the original. That said, it is a most enjoyable film for a wintery Sunday afternoon after a nice roast dinner, open fire and a glass or two of full bodied red.
5 people found this helpful
Tamara Evans BraunReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 May 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
An original adaption that captures the soul of the book.
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This is a lovely adaptation of a classic story. I've read the book so many times and while any film adaptation will stray from a book, this one captures it's essence. I think most fans of little women have one sister they most associate with. I'm a Jo and my favourite thing about this film is that the actress that plays Jo is perfect. Messy, clever, hilarious, chaotic and full of soul. She is captured beautifully.

I also really like the portrayal of Amy. She's a character I've never really liked but this version gives her a great depth and give s her a lot of screen time. It's a hard role in a film as she goes from being very young to a grown woman. So yes she looks too old in the child scenes but overall I didn't find it jarring and have more sympathy with her than I have had in the past.

The only casting I don't like is Laurie who just appears like a modern teenager. He plays the role fine but his whole demeanor and posture feels like he might have fallen through a time portal from one of the twilight films which I don't think is what Alcott was going for. He doesn't have much chemistry with Jo either, but actually it seems to matter less than I thought it would as this film puts far less focus on Jo and Laurie than you'd expect. Instead we get a lot of busy march family life which is lovely and a good chunk of Amy and Laurie. There's also a few nice additions about the mercenary marriage market which isn't explicitly talked about in the book but is there in sentiment.

One of the most unusual thing about this adaptation is its non chonological format. It dips into past and present using different hues to let us know where we are in time. I found these hard to tell apart and I think if I didn't know the story so well I might have found it confusing. As a fan though, it was actually a lovely way of tying the childhood and adult scene together.

Overall, a few bits of story are skipped over jumbled around or even missed out but overall it's a delight to watch.
SallianoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 June 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Whole family were bored with it.....
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Very boring. I paused halfway in to make tea and get more snacks and we ended up chatting and eating in the kitchen after all admitting it wasnt exactly gripping. There were 5 of us (ages 12, 17, 21, 44 and 68) who love the original and usually love adaptations of other films...but this was boring.
5 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect
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Loved it. Beats the 1980s version! Saw it at the cinema and bought in dvd immediately.
Got to concentrate to be aware of the time jumps throughout it but I liked that about it. All of the actors are fantastic but Saoirse Ronan is in a class of her own for her emotional portrayal and Florence Pugh is a superb comical actress.
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