Reviewed by: Melvin Godson
Relationships between sisters
Being an encourager and an inspiration to others
Being supporative to family members that are going through trials
How to avoid growing apart
Lea Thompson … Marmee
Ian Bohen … Freddy
Sarah Davenport … Jo
Lucas Grabeel … Laurie
Melanie Stone … Meg
Taylor Murphy … Older Amy
Bart Johnson … Papa March
Adam Johnson … Duke Senior
Allie Jennings … Beth
Michael Flynn … Mr. Laurence
Elise Jones … Amy
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|Producer:||Main Dog Productions
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|Distributor:||Pinnacle Peak Pictures, a division of Pure Flix|
“New generation, same sisters”
The latest retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women introduces a young audience to an old classic with many familiar faces.
It’s the story of the four March sisters growing up together and dreaming of what their lives will become. We follow the sisters well into their twenties, some to marriage and parenthood. For the first hour or so however it felt like I was waiting for the movie to start. During that hour we are treated to cute but disjointed scenes from various time periods. Reaching backwards in time to fill in needed detail can be captivating. LITTLE WOMEN’s time leaps simply left us wondering what was going on. Eventually, the movie warms up as the characters grow up and their lives become more dynamic.
If your goal is clean family-friendly entertainment then “Little Women” gets high, but not perfect marks. There is one drunken night out and the beginnings of two high schoolers making out in a hallway. They don’t get very far, and it’s the limit of any type of sexual content. I don’t recall a single use of any foul language. There is romance in the story, and most of the men are perfect gentlemen. Some characters kiss.
Overall, the movie sets a high bar of what dating or courting can be. It might make for a great daddy daughter movie night with some teachable moments.
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