"Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, the four March sisters learn about love, life, and loss as they grow through their young womanhood against the backdrop of post-Civil War America. At the heart of the family is the headstrong Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) who aspires, above all else, to forge her own path. Directed by Greta Gerwig, co-starring Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, and Laura Dern. "
A glorious and fun story of a family of five young girls becoming young ladies in 1860’s New England during the American Civil War. This film easily reaches out and touches its’ audience in many pleasant ways regarding the daughters domestic struggles and their coming of age. All the daughters and their Mother were fabulous and delightful personalities which will always be remembered and certainly not be forgotten. Saoirse [Pronounced So-Sha] remains at-the-top-of-her acting game and the entire acting troop was on-point – thus the films strong audience approval. This is the kind of movie that will draw you back for more than one more view!
This is not the normal type of genre movie that I watch but I saw this movie in theater and I really enjoyed it and it made my top 10 2019 movie so when I saw it on sale for $9.99 during black Friday and I also had a $5 reward to use it was a no brainer to add this movie to my collection.
The cast is this movie is top notch and I found it to be a beautiful story. Some people I went with said it was hard to follow the timeline but only once did I get a bit confused when they were jumping around. I have never seen the previous versions of Little Women so I can't compare it to those but I loved this version.
As far as the Blu Ray Video & Audio goes which you probably really want to know about in this review is its top notch but shouldn't you expect that from a new release? That said some new releases don't deliver top notch video & audio. This one does. I think you will be very pleased with that aspect if you purchase this. I definitely recommend this movie.
I really enjoyed this latest adaptation of Little Women. The performances were great all around. They were able to find new ways of telling the story while staying true to the novel.
The 1080p video looked good to my eyes. I don't think there is a 4K version available, yet. While this is not a movie with bombastic sound effects, the DTS-MA audio provided a nice soundscape and good surround usage when called for. Dialogue was always clear and natural.
The extras are kind of the usual EPK type short documentaries but not too bad. There are 6 of them that total ~50 minutes. I wish there were an audio commentary with the Director or the cast but this is still a solid release.
It kind of feels like there's more excitement around Greta Gerwig's take on Little Women for all the factors involved than there is necessarily for the final product itself. Gerwig's follow-up to Lady Bird was going to be anticipated regardless, but given she decided to go with an adaptation of the oft adapted Louisa May Alcott classic only added something of an IP stamp to it; a built-in audience of sorts that became more enhanced given the Christmas day release...Sony knows what it's doing. Add to all of this the fact the film reunites the writer/director with Lady Bird stars Saorsie Ronan and Timothée Chalamet while bringing in the likes of Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper and Bob Odenkirk to boot and you may as well permanently pencil in a screening of Little Women on your Christmas itinerary from here to forever.
Greta Gerwig has proved she is a directing force in this remake of the classic story. It is visually stunning and beautifully paced. The entire cast is exceptional. Saoirse Ronan is a charismatic actress who we fell in love with in "Brooklyn". This performance confirms her ability to portray the essence of a character. It is a very satisfying way to spend a couple of hours and leaves you wanting more.