By Bob Palmer
The contest is over. Undoubtedly, the best broad-release movie this Christmas is [the envelope please], “Little Women.”
This is the seventh, and best, film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel of young women coming of age in the wake of the Civil War. The 1933 version directed by George Cukor and starring Katharine Hepburn and Joan Bennett may be considered the gold standard, but this production tops it.
Written and directed by Greta Gerwig [she does share writing credits with Alcott], “Little Women” explores the lives, emotions and fates of four sisters. While the March women share DNA, Gerwig etches strong distinct characters for each… (a subscription to the Jimplecute is required to continue reading this article).
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