Oscar Optimization 2020 (#9 of 9) Little Women (2019) – Encore Review


Since it’s been nearly a while since I watched most of the Oscar Best Picture Nominated movies, I decided to rewatch all 9 of them and reevaluate my thoughts on these films.  I am rewatching them in no particular order.  Here are my Optimized thoughts on Little Women (2019) :

“Just because my dreams are not the same as yours doesn’t mean they’re unimportant.” – Meg March

Number of Times Seen – Twice (13 Jan 2020 and 6 Feb 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – Four sisters deal with life and love following the US Civil War.

My Take on it – I’ve never been the biggest fan of costume dramas and after having seen some of the earlier adaptations of this classic tale, I must admit that I wasn’t expecting much more than before.

Thankfully, Greta Gerwig knows how to make this story even more enjoyable for us to savor while also forgetting the previous adaptations.

The choice to tell this version in a non-linear fashion actually helps enhance the story even more.

With this version, we don’t necessarily have to wait until the end to discover important information that they expand on.

The cast of this film is amazingly chosen and each of the women hand picked for the main roles, play them so well and is even more impactful as things move along.

The tell this story in a very modern way and that helps make things feel even more accessible to a modern audience which is done exquisitely.

Gerwig definitely shows her adept skills here as writer and director and I for one can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us in the future.

Bottom Line – Great adaptation of this classic story. The way that they chose to tell the tale in a non-linear fashion actually enhances things so much more because we don’t have to wait so long to see how events affect one another. The cast is superbly chosen and they give us some really talented actresses to play the main roles which adds so much more to the impact of events. The story is told in a very modern way which works in helping make things feel even more accessible to a modern audience. Gerwig knows how to put together a film like this really well and makes it even more curious to see what she has for us in the future.  Recommended!

Oscar Best Picture Worthy? – Yep. Gerwig knows how to adapt this story so well and makes it the most accessible version of is film.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Amy’s speech about marriage was not in the initial script, but was suggested by Meryl Streep. After working and talking with director Greta Gerwig, Streep asserted that there needed to be a moment in the film that gave modern audiences the opportunity to understand the true powerlessness of women in that period; not only could they not vote or work, but through marriage they would lose ownership of their money, property, and children. The speech was written shortly before shooting the scene. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (no change from original review)

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