LITTLE WOMEN (2019)
Little Women || In 1868, Jo March is a teacher in New York City. She goes to an editor, Mr. Dashwood, who agrees to publish a story she has written. Her sister Amy, in Paris with their Aunt March, sees their childhood friend Laurie and invites him to a party. There, she becomes angry at his drunken behavior, and he mocks her for spending time with wealthy businessman Fred Vaughn. In New York, Jo is hurt when Friedrich Bhaer, a professor infatuated with her, constructively criticizes her writing, and she ends their friendship. After receiving a letter that her younger sister Beth’s illness has worsened, Jo returns home.
Seven years earlier, Jo and her three sisters live in Concord, Massachusetts. At a party with her older sister Meg, Jo befriends Laurie, the grandson of their neighbor, Mr. Laurence. On Christmas morning, the girls’ mother, “Marmee”, persuades her daughters to give their breakfast to their poor neighbor, Mrs. Hummel, and her starving children. Returning home, the girls find their table full of food from Mr. Laurence, and a letter from their father fighting in the American Civil War. Jo visits their Aunt March, who invites her to Europe. Laurie notices Amy standing outside, having been hit by her teacher for misbehaving in class, and invites her in before her family comes to take her home.
When Meg, Jo, Laurie, and John – Laurie’s tutor and Meg’s eventual husband – go to the theatre, a jealous Amy burns Jo’s writings, deeply upsetting Jo. The next morning Amy, wanting to make up with Jo, chases her onto a lake where Jo and Laurie are skating. They save Amy when she falls through the ice.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson
Directors: Greta Gerwig
Production: Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Pascal Pictures
Duration: 135 Menit
Release Date: 25 December 2019