Little Women (2019) Film Review

I believe most people know the premise of Little Women – a mother and her four children living without their father who is fighting in the Civil War deal with the day-to-day struggles as they grow older and find their way in the world.

I probably wouldn’t have gone to see the film off my own bat, but friends suggested it and I thought ‘Why not?’. I know I did see the Winona Ryder version but I really don’t remember much of that, and I’ve never read it. I quite liked this… I mean, it’s not exactly riveting, but there are some fun moments. I quite liked the speech that Amy gives about the reason that women need to get married, but I’ve since found out that maybe this is actually a deviation from the original book. Now, I really want to read the book, and given that classics seem to be working better for me  by audiobook, perhaps it’s time to find a good version and give it a try.

Little Women was nominated for Oscars for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Saoirse Ronan), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Florence Pugh), Best Adapted Screenplay (Greta Gerwig), Best Achievement in Costume Design and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score). It was also nominated for Golden Globes for  Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Saoirse Ronan) and Best Original Score.

Frances Ha (2012) Film Review

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Hipsters in New York. Mostly one girl called Frances. Stumbling along, not making the best life decisions. In black and white. Whatever.

I’d heard great reviews of this film previously, that it affirmed life, especially when Frances runs and dances to David Bowie through the streets of New York. That sequence was short and uninteresting, and the rest of the film was life HBO series Girls but not. Not a film for me.