Four sisters are growing up and living in Massachusetts just after the Civil War.
Their story is told via flashbacks as Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) experiences events in current time. And we find out that they have hopes and dreams far beyond what society thinks they can have way back in the 1860’s.
Jo March is a writer and playwright. She is working on a novel and hopes her words will help support the family.
Meg March (Emma Watson) wants to be an actress and a mother. She is the most “normal” of the four, and the oldest.
Amy March (Florence Pugh) is an artist and wants to be great even though she thinks her talent is limited.
Beth March (Eliza Scanlen) is the quietest of the sisters, but, is an extremely talented, if sickly, musician.
In the flashbacks, we learn that their father is fighting in the war, and that, in his letters home, he refers to his daughters as his little women.
Marmee March (Laura Dern) is their progressive (for the 1860’s) mother, Aunt March (Meryl Streep) is their rich aunt who tells them to just get married and be happy, and Theodore “Laurie” Laurence (Timothee Chalamet) is their well-to-do neighbor and love interest.
Based on the book “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott we learn, via the flashbacks, about the sister’s lives and the decisions they make as they grow up.
“Little Women” is an excellent movie with an amazing cast and great director (Greta Gerwig). The story unfolds like a book, soooooo the viewer needs to be patient and also hyper-aware of when the flashbacks enter the story. It is a bit confusing.
We streamed this in glorious 4k UHD on Fandango Now.
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