Best Picture Oscar Nominee
Writer and director Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird") has crafted what the Chicago Tribune calls a "fresh, sparkling, natural" new "Little Women" that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, unfolding as the author's alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.
In Gerwig's take, the beloved story of the March sisters -- four young women each determined to live life on her own terms -- is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.
"[T]his is a film in love with its characters' passions, a rich and effortlessly vibrant examination of the four March 'little women' and the ways they're practically bursting with the innocent it's-happening-right-now joy of being young and alive." --Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times