Little Women Pulls Big Success


Courtesy of Empire

The March sisters posed together on the beach for a scene in the new Little Women film adaptation.

Little Women, a lively part-autobiographical novel written in 1868 by America author Louisa May Alcott, that follows the lives of four young sisters. With their father fighting in the war, and their mother left at home to raise them, the sisters share the experiences of growing up, finding love, and discovering their own distinctive places in the world together. This classic coming of age book centers around the dominant theme of family, as the characters (specifically the sisters) defined by their behavior toward each other, and their support for one another’s individual growth.

One hundred and fifty-one years later, the iconic Little Women continues to capture the hearts of readers, inspiring generations of young females, and director Greta Gerwig decided that a novel with over a century of glory deserved to have a film adaptation. On December 25, 2019, Little Women was released into theaters, featuring world-famous actors Timothée Chalamet and Emma Watson. The main cast also included Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, and Laura Dern. The film grossed $29 million dollars opening weekend, and as of January 22, 2020, it has brought in a worldwide total of $133 million. Sandie Angulo Chen from Common Sense Media said, “This beautifully acted, thoughtfully directed adaptation of Alcott’s beloved story about sisterhood is exactly the heartfelt and uplifting modern classic moviegoers need”, and Helen O’Hara from Empire describes it as, “Not just for women of whatever size. Warm but never wishy-washy, cozy without being cutesy, this is a superb adaptation of the source and further evidence that Gerwig is the real deal.” The film also received a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, an 8.2/10 on IMDb, and a 5/5 on Common Sense Media. Little Women the movie is predicted to continue seeing profit and touching the hearts of both critics, Alcott fans, bookworms, and all its other viewers.

If you’re looking for an emotional adventure dating back to the 1800s, go watch Little Women with your friends and family before it escapes the theater!