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Entertainment Little Women first reactions praise Greta Gerwig's 'fresh,' 'heartfelt' adaptation

19:45  24 october  2019
19:45  24 october  2019 Source:   ew.com

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The first reactions to Greta Gerwig ’ s Little Women have arrived following the film’s first Journalists are predicting Oscars recognition for the Lady Bird director’s adaptation of the Louisa May Fresh off the success of bestselling novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, Warner Bros bought the

Photo: Getty Images. When my mom forced me to read a 600-page novel from the post–Civil War era in middle school, I was initially less than thrilled. That was until I dove in, exploring the distinct personalities and nuanced interior lives of the four March sisters.

a close up of Emma Watson et al. looking at the camera © Wilson Webb/Columbia Pictures Greta Gerwig‘s Little Women received a big response after an early screening took place in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

The director of the Louisa May Alcott novel adaptation joined members of her cast — Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Meryl Streep, and Laura Dern — to present the film, which is now being called “fresh,” “heartfelt,” and “delightful” by critics and awards pundits.

EW’s Awardist columnist David Canfield calls Little Women one of his “very favorite movies of the year.”

  Little Women first reactions praise Greta Gerwig's 'fresh,' 'heartfelt' adaptation © Sony Pictures “Greta Gerwig delivers a both passionately faithful and gorgeously original take,” he tweeted.

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For fans of great women — especially Greta Gerwig , Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Louisa May Alcott, and the women of the fictional March family — Christmas has come early today, with Vanity Fair rolling out a number of official first looks at Gerwig ’ s much-anticipated Alcott adaptation , “ Little Women .”

PEOPLE‘s Kara Warner described the work as “a loving, meticulously crafted adaptation that exceeded my expectations. Heartfelt, moving, and a terrific showcase for its extremely talented cast and beloved source material.”

Little Women stars Ronan as Jo March, Alcott’s alter ego in the original novel who reflects on her life with her sisters, all determined to live their lives on their own terms. Emma Watson plays Meg March, Pugh plays Amy March, and Sharp Objects‘ Eliza Scanlen plays Beth March. Chalamet also stars as Laurie, a love interest for Jo, despite her constant rebuffs, while Streep takes the role of Aunt March and Dern portrays Marmee March.

Watch: Little Women (2019) - trailer (The Independent)

“Greta Gerwig takes the straightforward story of LITTLE WOMEN and boldly scrambles it, starting two-thirds of the way through and retelling most of what you remember via flashbacks and cross-cutting,” The New York Times‘ Carpetbagger columnist Kyle Buchanan tweeted. “Call it Louisa May Alcott meets 21 GRAMS.”

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Vanity Fair debuted the first images from Greta Gerwig ’ s highly anticipated Little Women adaptation , showing Ronan and Timothée Chalamet as Jo March and Theodore “Laurie” Laurence, respectively, as well as the remaining March sisters played by Sharp Objects breakout Eliza Scanlan (Beth), Emma

Greta Gerwig ' s " Little Women " movie — starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Timothée Chalamet A new adaptation of Little Women by Sony Pictures was announced back in 2013. Two years later, fresh off the massive critical and commercial success of her solo directorial debut Lady

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Little Women opens in theaters on Dec. 25.

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