3.5

Little Women

Drama


 

A retelling of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women", written in 1869 for audiences of young women.

Offered as proof that a classic may not necessarily be timeless is the dictum that by the end of a tale, a woman should be either married or dead, rather than being bereft of life. This is a film that bubbles with exuberance and precociousness. Relentless acts of selflessness may cause audiences to suffer joyousness fatigue. Thankfully, comedic touches and the occasional malevolence are a mercy. Marvellous acting and enchanting costuming allow us to forgive the odd chronological error and wish for a gentile if impoverished life. Happily ever after.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 30th December 2019
Sony Pictures 135 mins