This latest adaptation stands well with the previous ones owing it to Saoirse Ronan’s and Florence Pugh’s acting. Even Emma, Timothee, Laura and of course Meryl bring their A-game in their supporting roles. Lastly, the pacing of the story is definitely faster than the previous iterations of this book plus Greta Gerwig inserted social commentaries about the double standards and struggle of women to prove themselves worthy and capable of being independent members of the society.
Years ago, I tried reading "Little Women," but could not bring myself to finish it. Now, I know why. At the end of the movie, the lead character laments that "no one is going to want to read about the joys and struggles of a single family." She was right. It lacks a driving plot and focus. However, the movie does capture the ambience of the period impeccably. The acting also is first rate.