I’ve never read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Don’t judge me. I rarely read fiction. It’s not that I don’t like it: It’s just that I never developed a taste for it. Kinda like sushi. Don’t judge me for that either. ? #LittleWomenL3
When I was given the opportunity to screen this new movie based on an old novel, I asked my friends if they’d be interested in seeing it when it comes out. Since so many of them said yes, I decided to throw my hat into the ring and write a review.
The main characters are four sisters who have stereotypically different personality types and completely different dreams for their lives. The supporting cast does an amazing job of helping us see the girls not only for who they are at the moment but the women they become as the story develops.
The strong relationships between the sisters reminded me a lot of my own childhood: the love/hate relationship you have with your sisters who know you better than you know yourself, and at the same time, who ruin your favorite pair of painter pants the first time they borrow them. * cough * Shelley * cough *
A bond between sisters is something not easily broken.
The casting was fantastic, and they obviously had a great time making the movie!
The good news is that the movie was not sappy, and for those who have not read the book (like me), it was not completely predictable either.
I was pleasantly surprised at the actors’ ability to pull me into the story and keep me watching until the end. There were a couple of plot twists that I was not expecting, and Lea Thompson did a great job in her role as Marmee.
The setting of the story has been masterfully updated to the point that you’d never know the book was written 150 years ago! They did a great job translating the lessons and the raw emotion from the book onto the big screen.
This is a movie the whole family will enjoy, and it will be especially enjoyed when viewed with sisters! I recommend it with no reservations.
Have you read the book? If so, how old were you the first time you read it? Comment below.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I was given the opportunity to pre-screen this movie and giveaway two tickets for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”