Quick-Thoughts: Greta Gerwig’s Little Women

Now related sisters Lady Bird, The May Queen, Hermione, and Sharp Objects team-up to star in the (insert very large number)th adaptation of the longly beloved female-lead tale Little Women. Greta Gerwig’s jab at the classic tale is a(n) (almost too) fast-paced retelling of a family of strong-willed women who must pave the way for the life they have ahead while facing the unfair struggles of pursuing independence. Sadly enough, I’m not too familiar with the source material, so I felt as if I didn’t link to the film on a nostalgic level like many other people seem to have with the HIGHLY PRAISED motion picture. Nonetheless, immeasurably gifted director Greta Gerwig has made an acceptably lovely movie that, while short on surprises or original ideas, is entertaining to observe. 

I think it’s important for me to recognize just how harshly I related to Saoirse Ronan’s character, Jo. I remember vividly making my siblings, classmates, and other family members star in plays/videos that I would write and direct constantly. Also, the struggle of getting an audience to appreciate your work is certainly a valid experience us writers all seem to go through. 

Can we talk about the elephant in the room though? Florence Pugh has reached an astronomical rate of talent that’s become so unpredictable to comprehend at this point. We must stop her at all costs before she gets out of hand and every other actor/actress on the face of planet Earth becomes insignificant when compared to her. 

But, yeah, I’m a cynical son of a bitch and these formulaic “feel-good” dramas are simply not my fancy. And jeez, I couldn’t stand how poor the continuity between cuts were—a very snobby side comment, I know. I can’t really imagine myself voluntarily viewing the movie again. Be that as it may, I still very much enjoyed watching this timeless story come to life on the big screen. Take your whole family to see this one! 

Verdict: B-  

2019 Ranked

“Little Women” is now playing in theaters.

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