It's Your Story, We Just Tell It.

Mehlville Media

It's Your Story, We Just Tell It.

Mehlville Media

It's Your Story, We Just Tell It.

Mehlville Media

“Little Women” (2019)

Little Women (2019)
Photo by “Little Women” 2019

The 2019 adaptation of “Little Women” is arguably the most well-made remake to today’s date. With a cast filled with 21st century stars, and an award winning director, the coming of age period piece does an outstanding job living up to the book, written by Louisa May-Alcott, and the other motion picture remakes;  “Little Women” (1949) and “Little Women” (1994). 

Being a coming of age story about four young girls, having a female director such as Greta Gerwig made all the difference. She has directed many well-known movies such as “Barbie” (2023) and “Lady Bird” (2017).  In an interview with NPR Gerwig expressed how she put herself in the movie while directing, and how she wanted the film to relate to all women even though the book was written in the 1800’s.

“And I think that these scenes – there’s so much about this movie that is – I am in as a person who is a writer and director.”

The film not only explores girlhood and the troubling time period of the Civil War, but also does a great job at explaining complex relationships with others while entering adolescence. An example of this in the film is when the oldest sister Meg, played by Emma Watson, is getting married and leaving her other sisters for adulthood.

“Just because my dreams are different from yours doesn’t mean they are unimportant”.

This quote is something that resonates with individuals while thinking about their future, because we often forget that others are trying to achieve their dreams along with us.

Another antidote that makes the film so impressive is the soundtrack along with it. It includes 26 classical songs that perfectly fit the time period of the movie while also portraying the emotions along with it.

Along with an emotional soundtrack, profound themes, and an  incredible director, the acting is what really brings the movie to life. With stars such as Florence Pugh, Sairose Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, and Meryl Streep, the talent portrayed is unmatched. The actors perfectly depict the emotions they are supposed to be feeling which makes it hard to draw your eyes away from the screen.

Overall, I give this movie five stars. The film has all of the components that make a great movie, and did an exemplary job at remaking the timeless novel. “Little Women” (2019) is available on Hulu, Apple Tv, Amazon Prime, and other available streaming platforms.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Comments (0)

All Mehlville Media Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *