OPENS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25
Drama/Romance – 2019 – USA – 120 Minutes – Sony Pictures – PG
Little Women draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In writer-director Greta Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters—four young women each determined to live life on her own terms—is both timeless and timely.
Written & Directed by Greta Gerwig
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Abby Quinn, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, Eliza Scanlen, James Norton, Louis Garrel
It feels, exhilaratingly, like the throwing down of a gauntlet. Gerwig’s Little Women demands its viewers reconsider these familiar characters and what we’ve always assumed they stood for. It doesn’t just brim with life, it brims with ideas about happiness, economic realities, and what it means to push against or to hew to the expectations laid out for one’s gender. – Vulture
In an era in which sentimentality is a seasoning that filmmakers either shun entirely or employ with too heavy a hand, Gerwig crafts a work about love and family and devotion and empathy that is moving without being manipulative. This is a Little Women for the ages. – The Wrap
Not just for women of whatever size. Warm but never wishy-washy, cosy without being cutesy, this is a superb adaptation of the source and further evidence that Gerwig is the real deal. – Empire
Little Women is the best kind of Hollywood film: thoughtful yet escapist, sophisticated yet accessible, expertly crafted and deeply felt. The performances are all top notch—Ronan and Pugh, especially, breathe new life into their characters. Gerwig’s direction is also first rate. – AV Club
A big step up in scale for a writer-director who got her start in the freewheeling world of low-budget indies. Seeing her pull off a grand period drama with such confidence, humor, and style leaves you with a sensation not unlike what Jo March must be feeling in the film’s final scene, as she watches while her first book is printed, sewn, and bound, a tiny smile playing on her lips. I can’t believe it’s all finally happening, her face seems to say. I can’t wait to see what comes next. – Slate
Fresh, sparkling, natural and full of soul. – Chicago Tribune
Little Women sometimes plays like a comedy, one that includes a crumpled cry over a bad haircut and several kitchen interludes that feel like Christmas miracles. Yet it’s Alcott’s visionary attitude, well-struck by Gerwig, that stays with you the longest: the loneliness of female liberty. – Time Out
This is such a beguiling, generous film from Gerwig. There is a lot of love in it. – The Guardian
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***12 pm show on Wednesday, January 1st will be played with open captions***
OPENS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25