“Little Women” is set around the time of the American Civil War, and just because the girls didn’t run away to join the war doesn’t mean their stories are any less important. Retelling the famous story of Louisa May Alcott, director Greta Gerwig attempted to introduce the story of the March sisters in a unique, non-linear way. While their father stopped fighting in Civil War, Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth continued to live their lives, slowly maturing from childhood to adulthood. An accurate representation of the lives of these “little” women while fathers and sons go to war, “Little Women” is phenomenal and will pull almost any heart. .
Just like “Dances with Wolves,” “Little Women” tells a different kind of story set against the backdrop of the Civil War, one that is still loved and told to this day. Saoirse Ronan’s portrayal of Jo is absolutely brilliant, and Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet and Meryl Streep all bring respectable talents to their roles. Even if Louisa May Alcott didn’t recognize the vintage watch she had on hand, we certainly knew it.
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