Sisters March Through Time: A Little Women Movie Review

*This Review Contains Heavy Spoilers* 

When my family was deciding on what movie to watch one night, we ran through “Jumanji 2,” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” and “Spies in Disguise,” before finally, my mom settled on “Little Women” (2019). As someone who had neither read the book nor seen the 1994 version, I was a bit skeptical as I walked into the theater, even though the movie had good reviews. My uncertainty only increased as I laughed when I saw our seating. Because the theater was basically full, my family and I had to sit in the front row to the right. We had recliner seats to help us look up at the screen, but we were still viewing it at an extremely awkward angle.

“Little Women,” based on the popular novel by Louisa May Alcott, tells the coming-of-age story of the four March sisters. Directed by Greta Gerwig, the movie released Dec. 25, 2019. The story centers around the second oldest sister, Jo March (Saorise Ronan), as she tries to become a writer during a time of male dominance. Although focusing on her story, the film also tells the stories of her three sisters as they all grow up: Meg (Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen).

The movie begins with a scene of a girl trying to get a story published, with anxiety clearly written all over her face. At this time, I was gravely confused about what was going on, seeing as she referred to the writer of this work as her “sister.” Was it her work or her sister’s? I wasn’t sure. With all this, I was confused for a majority of the beginning. 

The different sisters and the switches between the past and present within the movie threw me off further. It took me at least 30 minutes to match the names of the sisters with the faces, then I had to take on the challenge of knowing the names of the male characters.

However, knowing that these famous actors and actresses were featured in this film influenced my opinion of this movie. I stared at Meg for the longest time, before realizing that she was Emma Watson; I thought “Hermione!” Having this knowledge exaggerated their acting in my brain, automatically labeling it as amazing, just because I knew of their previous endeavors. However, the actors in this movie did do an amazing job of portraying their respective characters. I especially applaud Ronan for her portrayal of Jo’s raw emotions throughout the movie.

A majority of the scenes in this film, including the time Amy burned Jo’s writing, or when Jo worked all day and night on her story, imprinted themselves in my brain even after the movie ended. When Amy burned Jo’s writing, I screamed internally, feeling the pain that Jo was experiencing. Likewise, when Jo was writing her story, I could feel her determination from the screen, which pushed me to want to be a better writer. This movie was able to communicate the characters’ emotions across the screen to the audience, which was one of my favorite parts of the film.

However, throughout this movie, my inner feminist was crying as the March sisters ended up losing their childhood dreams. Meg had to throw away her dream of being an actress for her love, tragic but sweet at the same time. Amy realized she couldn’t become an artist despite her hard work and ended up marrying Jo’s old sweetheart, giving me mixed feelings. But Jo’s marriage surprised me the most since she was strongly against marriage. However, these directorial choices nonetheless portrayed the pains of that time period well, because women were not socially accepted unless they were married, the only way to receive money.

This movie, although confusing at first, definitely implanted itself in my heart with all the different emotions I was made to experience. The screenplay came full circle as Jo ended up publishing her writing, and we all, including Jo, watched as her book was created. The ending allowed me to walk out of the theater satisfied, my uncertainty allayed, and glad that I had watched the movie. I would recommend this movie, even if you aren’t as interested in coming of age stories set in historical time periods.


Story by Hanna Zhang

Photo credit: Photo provided by POSTER.ninja

Tags:

Hanna Zhang

Hanna is a sophomore who is most likely on the couch, Pocky in one hand and Coca Cola in the other. She loves traveling to places with delicious food, specifically the sushi and ramen in Japan.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

weight loss: how to lose 1 pound a day without exercise how to use tea for weight loss weight loss drinks with lemon apple cider vinegar can you drink and weight loss biggest loser weight loss calculator spreadsheet weight loss after citalopram how much weight loss from fasting precious weight loss now mct oil diet weight loss ampalaya tea for weight loss rebounding exercise for weight loss extreme fatigue weight loss and weakness weight loss surgery in greensboro nc october weekly weight loss weight loss help for menopause list of carbohydrates to avoid for weight loss what are some good foods for weight loss mayeli alonso weight loss products weight loss measurements for women is sea moss and bladderwrack good for weight loss afl weight loss white radish benefits for weight loss best bone broth for weight loss weight loss 3 day juice cleanse cartersville weight loss why do my joints hurting more with weight loss weight loss blogurls automatically linked beginners gym workout for weight loss cat dramatic weight loss weight loss adderall which b vitamin should i take for weight loss unity health weight loss is a little ice cream okay for when your on a calorie restricton for weight loss what can cause rapid weight loss in dogs what pills aid in weight loss a nut that helps with weight loss lemon water with chia seeds weight loss reviews which practice is most common method of weight loss among patiets with bulimia nervosa quizlet low impact cardio for weight loss weight loss for hypothyroidism patients do under desk ellipticals work best ayurvedic herbs for weight loss what agency removes dishonest ads about the effects of products such as weight loss pills caffeine and green tea extract for weight loss free weight loss pills online weight loss type 1 diabetes

vape: vape juul why is water vapor an important greenhouse gas small box mod vape smok g priv 2 factory reset horizon tech vape vape not working aloha vapes x priv kit ecig cost e cigarettes smoking cessation best ecig 18650 2015 vaping stroke ecig outlet east lansing marshmallow vape juice panda shake vape juice vape pen with cartridge skin rash from e cigarette smok vape pen plus charge time are e cigarette cartridges interchangeable pg for vape e cig starter kit reviews suorin edge pod do tobacco companies own vaping abstrakt vape different types of vape mods two piece ecig box mod parts mxjo battery review best mechanical mod battery what affects vapor pressure box mod vape brands propylene glycol e cigarette e cig voltage chart eleaf ijust 3 tfv8 replacement glass vape wont turn on tnt vape mod vaperesso revenger x uwell crown ni200 coil wattage nike true vapor hat dip tips for uwell rda uwell valyriancoils what size drip tip does the voopoo drag 2 take vapor maven near me xname media voopoo xname breathe vape spot

male enhancement: best exercises for men viagra und alkohol natural ways to improve sex drive does exercise increase sexdrive how to improve my libido clomid for men decrease in sex drive vitamins improve sexdrive senior sex cialis 20 mg how long does it take to work how does viagra affect premature ejaculation levetra medication does birth control pills increase your sex drive where can i buy sex pills enhancing libido where to get viagra prescription hard oral sex penis enlargement options male overy breast enhancement bovine dick thicker how long should uou take viagra before sex vacuum pumped cock sex the dick get stumped green 72 hour male enhancement top ten male erectile dysfunction pills penis enlargement fat transfer vaccum pump for penis enlargement for girth wiki history penis enlargement fx3000 male enhancement review youtube electric stimulation penis growth what antidepressant works well with cymbalta loss of sex drive during pms increase penile sensitivity cream low sex drive not enough what is a safe natural male enhancement why as a male am i so tired and have no sex drive working penis enlargement pills 50 mg of viagra or 100 mg best viagra actress how much are 100 mg viagra from india viagra erection penis enlargement what would happens if you took half a viagra play with my penis chiswick sexual health clinic is viagra dangerous for heart patients trt and low libido dominator male enhancement pills

exam: Prompt Updates PB0-200 Exam Dumps Pdf For Download, We Have 650-473 Questions And Answers Pdf With New Discount, Download Latest 010-151 Labs Is Your Best Choice, Certforall E20-475 Exam Dumps With Accurate Answers, Buy Best E22-275 Exam Sample Questions With The Knowledge And Skills, Best EX0-117 Practice Test Will Be More Popular, New Release GB0-190 Vce Software On Our Store, Latest HP0-M60 Exam Practice Pdf Are The Best Materials, Free HC-035-321-ENU Cert Exam Are Based On The Real Exam, Certleader 000-787 Exam Guide Pdf With New Discount, Buy Latest C6030-042 Testing On Store, Exam-Labs 000-178 Certification Dumps Will Be More Popular, Prepare for the C2020-004 Ebook With The Knowledge And Skills, The Most Effective 70-432 Dumps Pdf For Download, Gocertify 70-412 Test Software For All Candidates From All Over The World, Latest Upload 1Z0-804 Self Study With The Knowledge And Skills, The Most Recommended 1Z0-524 Dump Test with PDF and VCE Engine, New Release 1Z1-465 Exam Demo Latest Version PDF&VCE, Gocertify C90-05A Certification Will Be More Popular, Test-inside SR0-101 Exam Collection On Our Store, Provide Discount 510-309 Practice Test Pdf With High Quality, Latest Updated 42370 Questions And Answers Pdf Is Updated Daily, High Success Rate M8010-663 Training Guide ,

face mask: n95 double gas mask baroness face masks forever 21 best fishing face mask 1860 n95 mask rose petal face mask diy surgical mask ihram wholesale balaclava full face mask winter warm thermal ski motorcycle cycling zipper cap how long to leave yogurt mask on face how to make my own face mask 3m painting mask surgical mask earloop how often can you use korean face masks respirator mask for silica dust how to find coronavirus news silicone half mask respirator what dust mask does peter brown use niosh respirator selection medical face mask supplying juice for diabetics n95 respirator bulk face shield with shade 5 how to make face masks for spots what are the best 3m respirator cartridges where can i find face masks honey and cinnamon face mask how often to use face sheet masks wash face after mask protective face masks for soccer mask air filter bicycle sport anti face pollution ski outdoor dust cycling half safety equipment dust mask face surgical mask check walmart store inventory online 3m dust mask 8514 covid 19 stats surgical mask japan cute coronavirus zoonotico po perros i know what you need a face mask be right back twitter coronavirus exposure when to wear a face mask when fishing cat coronavirus dog face shield for black diamond helmets 3m face mask review staples ipad pro case best face shield for hunting with glasses stanley nuisance disposable dust masks changing a face shield on a bell pit boss mers termasuk coronavirus

cbd oil: cbd patches for pain relief md cbd cbd oil cvs pharmacy cbd oil franklin ma store hours cbd stent spectrum san diego best cbd juul pods cbd oil wisconsin cbd oil vomiting what is cbd syrup cbd investor relations pin code of belapur cbd navi mumbai cbd oil and the heart koi cbd oil tsa chamomile cbd tea medics definition shikai cbd cream amazon cbd dose for sleep does cbd oil help with acne cbd icy hot cbd xxi doe health benefits cbd yeast is cbd flower legal in texas what does ha mean in medical terms cbd dispensary portland va 100 disability and working cbd college tuition cannabinoid neurotransmitter colorado springs cbd psycho film summary cbd oil cure ezcema dr joe esposito in effect or in affect cbd o pen pure canna cbd is hemp oil better than cbd oil cbd oil from cannibis indicta active cbd oil capsules allergic to cbd cbd oil and drug test for work prop 72 pros and cons cannalot cbd oil company the cbd store kansas city mo brendan schaub cbd oil commercial vida cbd tincture 500mg