Little Woman

Massachusetts, mid-19th century, after the Civil War in the United States. Determined to live life according to their own standards, the sisters March, Meg (Emma Watson), Beth (Eliza Scanlen), Jo (Saoirse Ronan) and Amy (Florence Pugh), must face the challenge of reaching adulthood. The four sisters, guided by their mother Mrs. March (Laura Dern) and endorsed by the fortune of her Aunt March (Meryl Streep), will befriend the neighbor next door, a young man named Laurie (Timothée Chalamet), in addition to Friedrich Bhaer (Louis Garrel), a professor of German origin who will encourage Jo to become a writer. This new adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott Little Women (1868) is written and directed by actress and director Greta Gerwig, responsible for the movie Lady Bird (2017).

All the initiation stories, literary or cinematographic, usually conclude when the protagonist enters adult life, at the moment when the character realizes that the world is a stage of limits and not a place where everything is possible , an idea more associated with childhood dreams. In Little Women, Greta Gerwig starts her story just the other way around: proposing a two-time trip from the moment Jo (Saoirse Ronan) begins to be an adult. The image that raises the curtain of the film is, in this sense, very beautiful in its symbolic function –Jo of backs facing the door of a journalistic writing, a door that is a professional challenge and a door through which it enters the adult world – and has a beautiful rhyme with the latest image of the film, which, for obvious reasons, we will not describe in this review. What a complicated challenge that of Greta …

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