Little Women Movie Review
All right, y’all. I finally saw the new Little Women movie last night and let me just say…
I LOVED IT . When I found out they were doing a new adaptation for this book (one of my faves ever) I have to admit I was skeptical for a myriad of reasons. I don’t have much faith in current productions staying true to story when said story is wholesome. Because who wants to watch a wholesome movie anymore, am I right?! There is a strong element of faith in this story, and yet also a very prominent theme of women’s equality – which had me worrying that the producers would take away the faith aspect and just make it into some women empowerment/feminism mouthpiece. But they didn’t. Women’s equality was still a prominent theme but in an appropriate, encouraging way, and though many of the references to faith were removed, it still remained a beautifully wholesome story.
I adored the cinematography, the music, the cast, and the screenwriting. It was all impeccably done, engrossing and immersive. Without a doubt one of the best book to movie adaptations I have ever seen – better even than the 2005 Pride and Prejudice (my former favorite).
Now – there are differences between the movie and the book. But I am one who believes in going to a book-to-movie adapt with a mind open to the artistic interpretations of a new creator. Movies based on books should be an enhancer of the original story – not necessarily word for word, exactly the same. This adaptation beatifully captured the spirit of the story, and I think Louisa May Alcott would be proud. I obviously recommend reading Little Women before going, if you’ve never read it before. It makes the movie just so much better, knowing all the little forgotten details.
My next task will be to finish the series and probably read everything else Louisa May ever wrote! Who has read the whole LW series? Who has read anything else by her?? And if you’ve seen the new movie, did you like it?????