“I’m so sick of people saying that love is just all a woman is fit for. I’m so sick of it.” In Greta Gerwig’s thrilling new telling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel, four young women come of age in the aftermath of the American Civil War, each determined to live life on her own terms.
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) is the unconventional and winsome Jo; Emma Watson (Harry Potter’s Hermione Granger) is sensible Meg; Eliza Scanlen (TV’s Sharp Objects) a saintly, ailing Beth; and Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth, Midsommar), the artistic Amy. Timothée Chalamet plays the heart-throb, floppy-haired boy next door and Meryl Streep is acerbic Aunt March. Drawing on Alcott’s novel and writings, this is a timeless and timely drama about what it is for a young woman to enter an adult world.