2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of a very special story. This story has worked its way into the hearts and imaginations of girls for generations, and influenced young women to love, dream, grow, and become the women God created them to be. “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott is one of my favorite classic novels, and on September 28th, 2018, this timeless story will be released in theatres as a modern movie to inspire a new generation of girls. Pinnacle Peak Entertainment and Pure Flix presents: “Little Women: A Modern Movie”.
From the moment I saw the trailer for this exciting new release, I knew it was one I had to watch – and I wasn’t disappointed. The acting is excellent, the storyline reflects so much of the original novel (but in a modern context), and the themes of the movie really capture the heart of Louisa Alcott’s original story. One of my favorite quotes, which really shares the essence of the movie’s special flavor, is spoken by Professor Bhaer:
“I think it’s about growth, and accepting change. We come into this world perfect, then we go through all these stages of learning and shifting and changing; breaking, even. And then we become something new, something far from perfect, but perfectly unique. I find that inspiring.”
The one downside that I found in this movie was that the character of Jo was portrayed as having some surprisingly harsh anger issues – sometimes her actions and words just seemed way over the top, and not at all like the beloved Jo in the book. I’m not sure why the directors decided to portray Jo like this, but I do know that it detracted from an otherwise delightful film.
Overall, I found “Little Women: A Modern Movie” to be a memorable, watch-again film that skillfully shares the heart of the original book with today’s girls and women. And, you don’t just have to take my word for it! Here are a couple endorsements by the two ladies I had the pleasure of previewing the film with:
- “This movie has everything – I laughed, I cried, and it continued to stir my heart and mind well after it was over. It is an unforgettable movie.” ~Tracy D.
- “This modern retelling of ‘Little Women’ still includes many of the timeless values found in Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. I believe that this film succeeds in making these values feel more relevant to this generation by incorporating them into a 21st century setting.” ~Hayley B.
Whether you are a fan Louisa May Alcott’s original novel, or are just looking for a family-friendly film to share with the girls and women in your life, I highly recommend heading to the theatre this weekend to enjoy “Little Women: A Modern Movie”. You won’t regret it for a moment.
“Screening provided by Graf-Martin Communications and Pure Flix.”