Little Women

To set in the Civil War era a story about four sisters coming of age, there could have been a grayness to the latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Like its central character Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) being so unwaveringly resistant of what it means, in that time, to come of age, Little Women, in 2019, could have taken up the feminist mantle of challenging the status quo using the big screen as its megaphone. In pushing her ideals onto her sisters, Jo would be pushing them onto us. But that’s not at all what this is. Continue reading