Watch Little Women
- 2 hr 14 min
In the period drama Little Women, a group of sisters make their way through their 19th-century world. This latest version of Louisa May Alcott's novel features an updated plot that aligns with 21st-century trends. This seventh remake of the story was directed by Greta Gerwig. It received broadly positive reviews from critics. In 1868, Jo March, a teacher in New York City, goes to Mr. Dashwood, an editor who agrees to publish a story she has written. Her youngest sister, Amy, who is in Paris with their Aunt March, attends a party with their childhood friend and neighbor, Laurie. Amy becomes angry at Laurie's drunken behavior, prompting him to mock her for spending time with wealthy businessman Fred Vaughn. In New York, Jo becomes hurt when Friedrich Bhaer, a professor infatuated with her, constructively criticizes her writing, causing her to end their friendship. After learning from a letter that her younger sister Beth's illness has worsened, Jo returns home to Concord, Massachusetts. At a party with her elder sister, Meg, seven years earlier, Jo befriends Laurie. On Christmas morning, the girls' mother, "Marmee", persuades them to give their breakfast to their poor neighbor Mrs. Hummel and her starving children. After returning home, they find a table full of food given to them by their neighbor and Laurie's grandfather, Mr. Laurence. Marmee then reads a letter from their father fighting in the American Civil War. Jo regularly visits Aunt March to read to her, hoping Aunt March would invite her to Europe.