The newest remake of “Little Women” by Greta Gerwig is a thoughtful and inspiring film revolving around four close-knit sisters navigating life after the Civil War. The March family and other characters are portrayed by well-known actors, such as Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, and Timothée Chalamet. The main character, Jo March, played by Saoirse Ronan, is a crowd favorite time and time again as her passionate and rebellious personality captivates the audience.
After it was released last month on Dec. 25, it made an impressive $80.5 million worldwide, even while competing with “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie received a 95% from critics and a 92% audience score, proving that most people consider this movie a must-see.
There have been six remakes of “Little Women” since the first came out in 1933, but the newest film put a fresh twist into the classic story. In this film, Gerwig added flashbacks to the girls during their childhood in a vibrant setting, while the present is set in cold tones to show the harsh reality of adulthood. She also included modern feminist ideas, as well as hinting to the racial injustice of the time rather than ignoring that aspect like previous adaptions.
Even though this movie was not nominated for any Academy Awards, the public continues to praise its unique take on a beloved novel. While reading the book is sure to be a moving experience, many can agree that nothing quite compares to seeing this heartwarming film on the big screen.