“Little Women” isn’t so little


Greta Gerwig has created a masterpiece out of Louisa May Alcott's classic book. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Walking into the theater to see Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” I wasn’t sure what to expect. While I have a certain affinity for Timothee Chalamet, I haven’t become as acquainted with Louisa May Alcott’s literature.

 I was pleasantly surprised by the pacing of the film as well as the directing. I found myself enthralled with the characters. Every character felt distinct and unique. I wanted all of them to find a happy ending.

 Every emotion is experienced as an audience member. I laughed and cried along with the four sisters. Greta Gerwig’s use of flashback is gorgeous. The coloring is bright and warm in moments of flashback, while it is muted and gray in the present day. This subtle detailing gives the viewer insight into the character’s emotions. 

Saorise Ronan’s performance was phenomenal. Her effortless portrayal of Jo’s determination to become a writer was inspiring. I left the movie feeling refreshed and invigorated. I would put it as one of my top movies of 2019.