Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
“Little Women” is a 21st century version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic 19th-century novel about the March sisters. It centers around the independent oldest daughter Jo (Sarah Davenport) and her life with her sisters Meg (Melanie Stone), Beth (Allie Jennings), and Amy (Elise Jones). The girls are homeschooled by their loving mother, Marmee (Lea Thompson), and all long to see their military father (Bart Johnson), who’s serving overseas for most of the movie. When Jo is in college she publishes a book about her life and family called, “Little Women”.
PG-13 is for teens who drink in a couple of scenes, Meg gets a little tipsy from drinking at her prom and at a high school party and kisses a boy who gets aggressive. Themes of finding your voice, girls becoming women and finding their place in life, makes it best for pre-teens to adults. Spoiler alert: Beth’s battle with cancer and Jo’s struggle with losing her in death, was hard for me since I just lost my younger sister to cancer – very emotional scenes! This is a modern-day take on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about the four March sisters, originally set in Civil War-era New England. The story is modernized with smartphones, computers, cars, etc. but retains the family structure that made the book endearing to so many. Themes of overcoming life’s obstacles, the importance of family, friendship, forgiveness and accepting people as they are. I enjoyed this modern day version celebrating old-fashioned family bonds and unconditional love.
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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