Little Women

Little Women (Greta Gerwig, 2019) wr. Greta Gerwig, dp Yorick Le Saux, music Alexandre Desplat; Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell, Eliza Scanlen, Florence Pugh

Sentimental girly stuff. Saoirse Ronan is excellent as usual, and Laura Dern impresssed me by actually playing the role without any of her quirky mannerisms. Florence Pugh is in a different film, playing a 21C girl, and I'm surprised that people thought she was good. She's not even good-looking.

Gerwig takes the writing credit for buggering up the time sequence. She would have assumed that everyone knows the story well enough to make the necessary adjustments in their minds, and so can pretend to be an 'auteur' on this flimsy basis.

The time passed.

Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 21 January, 2020 | Now: 12 March, 2020