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Growing up, one author I adored was Louisa May Alcott. Both Little Women and Little Men were favorite books to read. Even though the author lived more than 100 years before I was born, the story resonated so well for me. Struggles with sisters is something I can relate to as I have 2 younger sisters and no brothers.
In recent years, I have read a few books that take the storyline and modernize it. The story is such a classic that it seems to call for authors to revisit the storyline in a contemporary setting. Now there is a movie version of the story which brings Little Women to the modern world.
About Little Women (2018) Movie
Sisters—and dreams—are unique in their ability to inspire, encourage and change the world. For 150 years, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has motivated women of all ages to dream together and celebrate family.
Coming to theaters for the first time, a modern retelling of LITTLE WOMEN brings a new generation together with their mothers, sisters and friends.
From girls playing in the attic to women living with purpose, the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—are committed to always supporting each other. Yet, growing up sometimes means growing apart.
An aspiring writer, Jo leaves for New York determined to publish a novel. In the wake of rejected draft upon draft, her editor challenges Jo to write about something more interesting—her family.
When tragedy brings the sisters back home, sticking together takes on new meaning. As Jo comforts her sick sister, Beth asks for one thing: a story. Jo knows the perfect one … by heart.
Little Women releases in theaters nationwide on Friday, September 28, 2018.
Trailer for Little Women (2018)
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My Thoughts on Little Women (2018)
These are the prominent themes in Little Women.
From the opening scene of the sisters engaged in imaginative play in the attic, you can see that a strong bond exists between them. And that they adore their mother.
As they grow, you see how love enters their lives and occasionally creates a rift between them.
And for Jo, you see the struggle for purpose and identity come to fruition.
While the movie is set in the modern day, the storyline stays relatively true to the novel. This means you need to have those tissues ready for later in the tale.
This is a great movie to see if you adored the novel. It is also one that I’d bring all young women to see as the values depicted are great ones to reinforce in their lives.
Are you a fan of Little Women?
Who is your favorite character in the story?