Little Women Movie Review

Rachel Eaton, Reporter

On Dec. 25 the new movie Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig and produced by Amy Pascal, Robin Swicord, and Denise Di Novi, was released to theaters. 

A few years after the Civil War, the March family is not together after they go to live life on their own. Jo March, played by Saoirse Ronan, is in New York trying to make money as a writer, while Florence Pugh, also known as Amy March, is studying painting in Paris, France. While Amy is in Paris she has a chance encounter with a childhood crush and Jo’s best friend Laurie. Meg, played by Emma Watson, is their oldest sister and is married to a schoolteacher, while their sweet, younger sister Beth gets a devastating illness. The illness challenges the family, making them realize they can’t do it all on their own. The four sisters are brought together by the end of the movie.

The movie was incredible and captivating. The movie did an amazing job by going into depth in all parts of the movie. You knew the characters like a friend would by the end of the movie. One of the ways the director strategically did this was by going back and forth from the present to the past when the sisters were kids. You got to see every side of them this way, and how they acted around loved ones and in public. It also showed why each situation that happened in the movie was more than it seemed, comparing both the past and the present, making the audience reflect on how small events can have big impacts on someone’s life. 

Further than the storytelling, the costumes were awesome, bringing the time period to life. You could tell if they were younger or older by their clothes. 

The movie is a must see for those that love emotional, empowering movies.