First Glance: “Little Women” (2019)


Shamefully I must admit to being pretty ignorant of “Little Women”. I’ve heard of it most of my life, but I’ve never read Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel nor have I watched any of the previous seven film adaptations. So what changed with this newest version? Several things, specifically Greta Gerwig, Saoirse Ronan, and Florence Pugh.

This is Gerwig’s followup to her Oscar-nominated “Lady Bird”. She once again serves as writer and director for this period drama that follows the March sisters in the 1860s. It’s said Gerwig’s version will focus on the sisters as young adults and the new trailer shows that there is plenty of good ground to cover. With an exciting director, a fabulous cast, and an enchanting story, this could be a really big end-of-the-year movie.

The eighth film adaption of “Little Women” hits theaters December 25th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or giving it a pass.

37 thoughts on “First Glance: “Little Women” (2019)

      • I’d hope so!! But Lady Bird didn’t do too well with the Oscars so I don’t know 🤪.
        I’m sure they’ll be a lot of nominations but I’m not certain about wins

      • You’re right. I mainly meant nominations. Way to many movies left this year to predict winners, but this looks like the kind of movie they could have a big presence. Can’t wait to see it.

  1. I do want to see this though I still love the 1994 film by Gillian Armstrong w/ Winona Ryder, Christian Bale, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Samantha Mathis, Eric Stoltz, and Susan Sarandon. Plus, I think Gerwig is taking on a different approach which make its refreshing at least. Plus, Saoirse Ronan definitely has what it takes to play Jo.

  2. Shame Shame Shame on you.. hahahahahahaha you know I’m kidding.. it was definitely one of my fav. reads as a teen – just because it does relate more towards girls of course.. I look forward to the movie and your thoughts then!

  3. I’ll shamefully admit that I haven’t read the book either but I love this trailer
    (probably bias because of my love for so many people in front of and behind the camera for this one)

    But Little Woman is my mum’s absolute favourite and she said it looks great so I can’t wait to watch this one with her.
    Love finding those kind of movies

  4. I find Gerwig to be overrated and her to be hipster pretentious mess but that is a lovely trailer and I adore Florence and Eliza. Saoirse is killing it in that speech scene and hopefully Watson has little to do because she is not on the level of everyone else

    • That’s interesting. I’ve always liked Gerwig, way before she became a fashionable person to like. I’ve always liked her quirkinesses and I’m still worried she’ll lose some of that the more she stays behind the camera. ‘Hipster’ does kinda fit doesn’t it? Pugh and Ronan though….LOVE!

  5. I really love the 90’s version of this movie. I watched it so many times with my sisters growing up. I love Greta, Soairse and Florence but….Emma Watson? Terrible casting. I hope most of her scenes end up on the cutting room floor.

    • I’m really excited about going into it fresh (although I do feel a little dopey for waiting so long). Watson has never really stood out to me either. I don’t dislike her, but she has never really grabbed me with her performances.

  6. I’ve never read the novel, but I’ve seen the 1994 film with Winona Ryder and Christian Bale, the 2012 TV film “The March Sisters at Christmas” (set in the present day), and the old anime TV series adaption – all of which I enjoyed. So, although I probably won’t be seeing it in theatres, I’m looking forward to this one.

  7. I’ve seen the 2012 and 1994 movies and the old animated TV series and love the book, so as a fan, I am looking forward to seeing this one! Wow, I didn’t know that it had been adapted into feature length films so many times – reminds me of The Jungle Book. THAT has been adapted several times. I think there’s another adaption called Mogwli (am I spelling that correctly?) coming out later this year, if it hasn’t already.

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