Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that 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 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. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.
"Gerwig makes this material her own in delightful ways you'd expect and some adult meditation-on-childhood ways I didn't."—Chris O'Falt, IndieWire
- Director: Greta Gerwig
- Principal Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet
- Country: USA
- Year: 2019
- Running Time: 135 minutes
- Producer: Denise Di Novi, Amy Pascal, Robin Swicord
- Screenplay: Greta Gerwig
- Cinematographers: Yorick Le Saux
- Language: English
- Rating: PG