‘Little Women’ highlights powerful female leads

Review By J1 Reporter Molly Monahan

Over the course of winter break I saw the movie “Little Women” with two of my fellow journalists, Mary Cate Tabor and Sophie Stevens. The reason we chose to see this movie is because of the great reviews and star power the movie had. I would definitely say that ‘Little Women’ lived up to its praise and exceeded my expectations. 

The movie originated from the book written in 1868 by Louisa May Alcott. Neither Mary Cate, Sophie, or I had read the book prior to watching the movie in theaters which I feel made seeing the movie that more riveting. 


Source; https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/littlewomen

One of my favorite parts of the movie was the acting. I felt that the actors were a perfect casted into their characters and made their whole audience feel their emotions. Strong female leads in ‘Little Women’ such as, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, and Merly Streep, brought a needed feminine kick to the film. 

The plot focuses on four sisters, Meg, Joey, Beth, and Amy, growing up in a time of war, poverty, and high social expectations.  Main character Joey played by Saoirse Ronan demonstrates what is like to live in the present, care for her family, and not need a man to be happy and successful. This drama has romance, heartbreak, and shows the importance of family.   

“Little Women” has been nominated for a couple awards including: a Golden Globes Award for Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, and many more.

The movie was released in 2019 with a running time of 2 hours 15 minutes full of drama, heartache, and family. I think that the best audience to go see this movie with is your favorite group of empowering women. Also because of its PG rating, this film would also be a feel good movie for the whole family. I give the movie 4 out of 5 stars because I loved the empowering, wholesome feeling I got after seeing the great movie, “Little Women.”


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