Little Women (2019) is my first exposure to this story, aside from Moe Szyslak fondness for it in The Simpsons, and it was unquestionably a beautiful film. The characters felt far more human than many period pieces do, I suspect a combination of the original writing and the wonderful acting. The March sisters felt like sisters despite their drastically different personalities, their goals and attitudes clashed while still maintaining a lot of joy.
As my introduction to the March family this film suffers from the world that has come since. I recognised the trends and characters that this book first set from a dozen later creations, unfortunately this just happens with influential works. Greta Gerwig does do a good job at differentiating this retelling through it's altered timeline, jumping us back and forward in time as well as sharing with us scenes that are only told second hand in the novel. From talking with fans, this means that the sudden romance shifts are built up better, while also providing an enjoyable meta commentary on the conclusion of one romance.
However one problem I had with the time jumps was that the actresses looked the same age throughout, while some work was done in regards to hairstyles and the actresses composure. There was a second delay in realising after each switch which did take me out of the movie.
My other issue relates more to the original source material, which is when a character exists only to be tragically lost, it fails to stay with me and does end up weakening the strongest aspect, which is of course the sisters themselves.
3.5 out of 5
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