“Little Women” review

Lauren Ulveling, A&E Writer

Jo March said, “Women have minds and they have souls as well as just hearts. They’ve got ambition and they’ve got talent as well as just beauty. I am so sick of people saying that love is just all awoman is fit for. I’m so sick of it.”

“Little Women” (2019) came out this past winter on December 25, 2019. It follows the March familyand the people and scenarios that surround them. Meg, the sensible responsible oldest sister, Jo, the rebellious brilliant second oldest sister, Beth, the quiet mature second youngest and Amy, the quick tempered youngest sister.

“Little Women” though has been a part of American culture since the original book came outin 1868. Author Louisa May Alcottbroke barriers and was ahead of her time for having female protagonists and for not making love her characters’ life goals.

The 2019 remake, directedby three time Oscar nominated director Greta Gerwig, feels like exactly what the world needs right now. It is inviting, joyful and uplifting while also heart- wrenching and painful all at the same time. This is mainly due to Gerwig’s nonlinear storytelling. Instead of seeing the character sgrow up chronologically, the film opens up to the present Jo running through the streets of New York. The film portrays the past in a golden childhood filter and the present in a cool blue filter. This addition to the story heightens the emotions and experiences the characters are feeling. It also allows for more character growth and change. The audience sees the characters not only grow up into adulthood but sees them grow into who they are in their world. The audience watches them grow up in two different eras of their lives.

Not just for women anymore,“Little Women” has beenextremely successful earning$163,734,557 worldwide withOscar nominations for best picture, best lead and supporting actress, best original score, best adapted screenplay and best costumes.

“Little Women” took home theOscar Award for best achievement in costume design at the awardson Sunday, February 9, 2020.

It is a beautiful, heartbreaking and heartwarming story, led by an amazing cast, that is assessable for everyone toenjoy. I give it 10/10 stars.