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Little Women: A Modern Day Take on an All-Time Classic

Inspiring, love, family, purity. These words just begin to show the elements that Little Women captures. Little Women was released into theaters on Christmas Day, and since then, fans have been raving about what an excellent film it is. Before becoming a major film, Little Women was a novel series and a mini TV show. Actors such as Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, and many more star in the film. With a 95% rating from Rotten Tomatoes, you definitely will not want to miss seeing this movie.

Little Women takes place in the 1860s in Concord, Massachusetts just after the Civil War. When asked about how the film portrayed the time period, Emily Baker, sophomore, states, “The costumes were amazing and they really portrayed the characters well with who they casted.” The film starts with showing the unbreakable bond of a family full of teenage sisters, a mother, and a father who is still away at war. The beginning of the movie gives viewers background about the family and their dreams. The oldest sister, Jo March, played by Saoirse Ronan, is an aspiring writer in New York who prefers to write a love story without the ending leading into marriage with a husband. While her other sisters are pursuing their professions, a sudden family death brings them back home, together. Being back home in Massachusetts gives the sisters a different perspective and different view over who they love and where they want to pursue their dreams. Zoe Paul, sophomore, states, “I originally went and saw Little Women because it has a couple actors and a director that I love, but I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. But, I ended up loving it so much and I thought it was filmed beautifully. The film, Little Women, is an excellent adaption of the book as well.”

Little Women captures the realistic aspect of childhood to adulthood relationships. Just because one may have grown up with another and have created a close relationship does not mean that they are meant to be together. An anonymous student states, “Little Women showed what family and love really means in times of sadness.” Words do not do this film justice. Make sure to see Little Women at your local theater to truly see the passion of this film. 

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