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The classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott unfolds as the author's alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Director Greta Gerwig's take, this beloved story of the March sisters -- four young women each determined to live life on her own terms -- is both timeless and timely.
The writer-director’s funny, moving adaptation respects the popular novel but gives these 1860s women attitudes that seem current.
FOUR STARS ( out of four )
Richard Roeper / Chicago Sun-Times
Now that I’ve seen and thoroughly enjoyed every frame of this fresh and unique and yet beautifully respectful take on one of the most filmed novels in motion picture history, I’m thrilled to report this is maybe the best “Little Women” yet, and it’s one of my absolute favorite movies of the year. Through Gerwig’s wonderfully creative prism, it’s as if we’re meeting the March sisters for the very first time, and we’re immediately swept away in a gorgeously filmed, wickedly funny, deeply moving and, yes, empowering story with themes still relevant some 150 years after the time period of these events. Gerwig and the cinematographer Yorick Le Saux use contrasting palettes to distinguish the “present day” sequences from the flashbacks. The former scenes have a sharp, vibrant, natural look, while the latter are bathed in more golden tones — liked filmed memories.
One of the last movies of 2019 is destined to become one of the truly lasting movies of 2019.
An understated and wonderful St. Louis gem, the Hi-Pointe Theatre was built in 1922 at the incredible intersection of Interstate 64, Clayton Road, Clayton Avenue, McCausland Avenue, Forest Avenue, Oakland Avenue and Skinker Boulevard, today also the home of the world’s largest Amoco sign and just at the southwest corner of Forest Park. Continue Reading