If you’re still deciding whether to see Little Women at the movies then let me help convince you.
YES it is absolutely worth the price of the ticket and you should definitely go.
Take your friend. Take your mum. Take your significant other. Go alone. Just please actually go.
The latest big-screen adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age classic was, quite simply, one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen (all credit to Greta Gerwig, who was shamelessly robbed of an Oscar nod for Best Director. You can see our explanation for that garbage oversight here.)
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I knew it had to end, but I didn’t want it to. I was so absorbed in the exquisite cinematography; scenes that looked like paintings; costumes so gorgeous I almost wish bustles were still in fashion; dialogue so clever it felt modern while being completely of its time; an ensemble so perfectly cast they felt like family.
When my mum and I left the cinema, we looked at each other and sighed - that kind of contented, warm and fuzzy sigh when you're really happy and a little bit giddy.
It was life-affirming. The kind of escape we all need right now.
But I also had a lot of thoughts during the film that I need to process, so, here goes...