Little Women Film Review : A Beautiful Adaption of the Novel


2019 Adaptation of the 1868 novel titled ” Little Women ” by Louisa May Alcott directed by Greta Gerwig. The film released on December 25 , 2019 distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. Little Women is produced by Columbia Pictures , Regency Enterprises and Pascal Pictures. 

Little Women is directed , edited and cinematographed beautifully by the film’s production team. One of the best things about Little Women is it’s wonderful cast starring stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern and Timothée Chalamet. If you like films that are life inspiring , touching , drama , epic and romance you must watch Little Women then.

Little Women Official Trailer
  • Overall  : 9 /10
  • Bananas for acting : 9/10
  • Bananas for Direction : 9/10
  • Bananas for Story : 8/10
  • Bananas for Screenplay & Cinematography : 9/10
  • Bananas for Music : 9/10
  • Bananas for Hype : 8/10
  • Bananas for Commercial Performance : 8/10

Little Women is the story of four loving daughters of the March family who each have a dream to live for , but they are born near the civil war age so they just have to end up what is expected out of them i.e. grow rich or get married. Jo , an aspiring writer is struggling through her stories and novels whereas irritated by the fact that one day , her sweet little sisters will leave her for some boy. Her thinking justifies of what age she is living in and that says a lot about the character. We explore her story , her love interest getting married with her sister – her youngest sister dying of illness.

If you haven’t read the novel yet and planning to watch Little Women , you surely are going to love it much more for it’s life touching approach and ofcourse it will inspire you and motivate you as the films like Forrest Gump and The Pursuit of Happiness did.

The direction of the film is appealing and modernized by Gerwig doing total justice to the novel by Alcott. The novel was based on the author’s own story representing the March sisters in the film. The cinematography of Little Women by Yorick Le Saux is praiseworthy and excellent. The shots are amazing signifying everything the novel appeals for.

Music in Little Women has been done by Alexandre Desplat , one of the finest in the job. The ending sequence is so much great and is one of the finest in the recent years that really stands out for itself. The coordination of cinematography, music and acting – just give it an another reason to be termed a ” beauty “.

Little Women has some finest dialogues and quotes to look for – some delivered by Amy March and some by Meg whereas majority of them by Jo March. The film stands for it’s title and shows us the story of these sisters and we also feel ourselves attached to it by the Interval. Little Woman is different from any other women empowerment based movie out there as she is not solely speaking for women – it speaks for everyone.

Little Women also became a commercial success earning a worldwide total of about 200 million dollars on a budget of 40 million dollars which makes a profit of about 56 million dollars to the makers. It is highly acclaimed by film reviewers and has a 95% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes. It also bagged six nominations in the 92nd Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actress . It also won the Academy Award for the Best Costume Design.


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