“Girls need to go out into the world and make their own opinions about things.”
Seventh film adaptation of the 1868 best-selling novel by Louisa May Alcott, “Little Women” is the coming-of-age period drama revolving around the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. A heartwarming story about their dreams, hopes and ambitions in the 1860s England, the film constantly deals with the perspective shifts of its main characters and chronicles each of their compelling journeys in the years after the Civil War. Boasting of a stellar star cast including Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronin, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep in crucial roles, the film is helmed by the masterful storyteller Greta Gerwig and promises to be a roller-coaster of emotions. Read on to know the top reasons why ‘Little Women’ is a must watch.
#1 Little Women: A Simple Period Drama
Little Women does not try to be more than what it is – a simple story of a house of women going through life. It does not preach you or come at you with its boldness. Instead, it makes you sit back and breathe with the rise and fall of the story-line.
#2 Little Women: A Coming-of-Age Story
The movie constantly goes back and forth between the perspective shifts of what is and what was. You constantly get to know more about the characters and how they grew up from being young girls to being adults.
#3 Little Women: Individual Journeys
The main character is not just Emma Watson or Meryl Streep or Laura Dern. The movie, although has big names you might love, does not solely focus on them. It does a beautiful job of showing the lives of all the women, irrespective of the actor that plays them.
#4 Little Women: Emma Watson as ‘Meg’
It doesn’t try to fit the characters into labels or boxes. It shows you how wanting a simple life with a husband and kids is not a woman’s downfall and how being independent and chasing after your dreams does not mean you have to be alone. And this quote from the character of Meg pretty much sums it up – “Just because my dreams are different than yours doesn’t mean they’re unimportant”.
#5 Little Women: Saoirse Ronan as ‘Jo’
If you haven’t read the book before, you will fall in love with the character of Jo! Her chirpy personality and relentlessness to pursue her dream are just beautiful to watch! She will make you giggle with her antics and leave you in awe with her stories.
#6 Little Women: Relatable Characters
The movie might be set in the years after the Civil War but its emotions are much relatable to our contemporary world. The audience will be able to identify with the March sisters, then be it the shy and quiet Beth, loud and proud Amy, bubbly and headstrong Jo, or the elegant yet fun Meg.
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Hop on a roller-coaster joyride of emotions from sadness to happiness to love with the four sisters and you will come back home with a smile on your face, feeling like a part of the lovely ‘March’ family.