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I need to preface this post by saying that I’ve always been one of those sticklers for the whole “book before movie” rule and I don’t think movies can ever really live up to the books. And, in addition to that, I’m also one of those people who – every time I hear they are remaking a favorite movie – cringes and says, “Why can’t Hollywood come up with new ideas?!”
I say all this because, while I thought the trailer for this movie did look good and it intrigued me that they were making a modern-day adaptation of Little Women, my expectations really weren’t that high.
Boy, was I in for a big surprise!
About Little Women
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
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.
Watch the Trailer …
Heidi Says …
This movie exceeded my expectations!
I had some quiet time at home alone so I sat down to watch this movie by myself. I laughed. I cried. I loved the love of family that was portrayed in this film. I appreciated the heartfelt sorry over the loss of a loved one. I enjoyed watching the girls grow and see each one find their sense of identity and purpose in life. And I really loved the actors and actresses who portrayed these characters that I have grown to know and love over the years.
No, my expectations weren’t set very high. I didn’t expect to love this movie. But, I did! I’m honestly surprised and impressed. I totally think Hollywood knocked this one out of the park.
And, for that reason, I think that you will enjoy it too! I just finished watching it, and I’m ready to watch it again!
***I was given a link to preview this film before its release through Icon Media Group. All opinions are my own.***