Recommendation: It’s a wonderfully efficient retelling of the classic story. Full of life, warmth, energy, modern parables, and chock full of incredible performances. See this film. 9/10.

IMDB Synopsis: Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.

Little Women, the latest adaptation of the classic novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott, is nothing short of a masterpiece. Director Greta Gerwig has breathed new life into a much-adapted work, telling an efficient yet brimming story of a family’s coming of age during the Civil War. The film centers on the four March daughters—Jo, Amy, Meg, and Beth—as they navigate their own ambitions, economic hardship, personal loss, and ultimately the bonds of sisterhood. The film follows the four girls, jumping between two timelines: the warmth of adolescence growing up and the colder, more adult world, set some ten years after the past timeline.

MVP: Saoirse Ronan is the greatest actor working in their 20’s, and she radiates on screen as Jo. Especially when she’s playing against Timothee Chalamet’s Laurie.

Highlights: Bob Odenkirk as the Patriarch of the March family show sup two-thirds through and is great. Laura Dern as Marmie March is a delight. Give us more Greta Gerwig movies.

Director: Greta Gerwig

Studio: Sony Pictures // Original release date: December 25, 2019