(2019) (Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh) (PG)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: Four sisters try to make their way in the world in mid-19th century America.
- In this latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name, the time frame repeatedly switches between 1861 and 1867. In the earlier one, the four March sisters live at home with their mother, Marmee (LAURA DERN), while their father (BOB ODENKIRK) is off at war, serving the Union Army. Meg (EMMA WATSON) is the oldest of the girls, while Jo (SAOIRSE RONAN) is an aspiring writer, Amy (FLORENCE PUGH) wants to be a painter, and youngest sister Beth (ELIZA SCANLEN) enjoys playing the piano.
That's literal music to the ears of their rich neighbor, James Laurence (CHRIS COOPER), whose daughter enjoyed the piano before her untimely death, and he sees something of her in Beth. His spoiled grandson, Laurie (TIMOTHEE CHALAMET), becomes smitten with Jo, while his tutor, John Brooke (JAMES NORTON), has taken a liking to Meg. Getting married is something the girls' wealthy Aunt March (MERYL STREEP) encourages, what with believing it's impossible for any young woman to make an honest living for and by herself.
Despite that, and in the later time period, Jo is a writer working out of New York where she refuses the romantic overtures of her professor friend, Friedrich Bhaer (LOUIS GARREL), much like she did with Laurie years earlier. He's now in Europe and has set his sights on Amy who's staying with Aunt March, unaware that Beth has taken ill. And Meg is now married to John but is sad that their modest income means she can't have some of the finer things in life.
As all of that plays out over the two time periods, the sisters try to find their way in the world.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're fans of Louisa May Alcott's novel or anyone in the cast, they probably will.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
- For thematic elements and brief smoking.
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