The latest update to the Little Women franchise is out in select movie theaters now. The newest version of Little Women is directed by Greta Gerwig. It stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Florence Pugh.
What makes this new Little Women (2019) different than its predecessors? What makes this movie special? One of the things I noticed about this movie is the stupendous cast. Saoirse Ronan plays Jo March. Jo is a strong, smart and determined character. Ronan plays her well. She makes Jo come to life. You root for her to succeed. You root for her to figure it out. You root for her to have a happy ending.
Emma Watson is another actor that makes her character shine. Watson plays Meg March, the eldest sister. Watson plays Meg in a different way than the other actors who have played the movie role. Meg is sensible, smart and down-to-earth. In this film she is beautiful but frivolous. She has big dreams despite her small purse.
Finally, there is the character, Amy March. Amy is played by Florence Pugh. Amy is the standout character in the movie. Pugh plays the role well. You can not help but to watch Amy in each and every scene. She is sweet, silly, naive and endearing. I loved to watch the movie again just to see Amy’s facial-expressions in every scene.
The only flaw that I thought was in the movie is the end of the film. The movie leaves some things up-in-the-air. You are left confused and uncertain.
I loved this movie despite its one fatal flaw. I will see it again in the movie theaters. I will even buy it when it comes out on Blue-Ray.
Good job, Hollywood. You did good.
Until next time…