Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
LITTLE WOMEN is Director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about the March sisters. The story follows the lives of the March family; the talented writer, Jo (Saoirse Ronan), beautiful Meg (Emma Watson), the artistic Amy (Florence Pugh) and musically gifted Beth (Eliza Scanlen), who help their mother, Marmee (Laura Dern) manage the household, while their father (Bob Odenkirk) serves in the Civil War. The girls are helped by their wealthy neighbor and best friend, Laurie (Timothée Chalamet) along with his grandfather (Chris Cooper) and their wealthy Aunt March (Meryl Streep).
The PG tween-friendly period drama is a beautifully acted and directed adaptation of Alcott’s beloved story about sisterhood that mostly stays true to the book. There are some intense scenes like when a sister falls through the ice, a sad scene when Beth dies of an illness and other sweet scenes of girls becoming women, so take tissues! The dialogue, pace, use of flashbacks and humor, give this classic story an updated feel that makes it more relatable and the characters easier to empathize with. The women deal with being told they have to find a rich husband to support the family, trying to earn a living, and dealing with their family poverty. But this is a beautifully told story full of hope, positive family values and kind deeds to the needy. Although the setting is in a time when gender roles were more narrowly defined, the March sisters are all intelligent, ambitious, free-thinking, creative role models that demonstrate the core values of their parents. Little Women is an uplifting modern adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel that should become a classic for a new generation and for certain, a new Christmas tradition! I loved this movie and highly recommend it!
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly 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 writer, filmographer, radio and television host, author, and pundit for family values, has established her media expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment. Holly was the first ‘family film critic’ syndicated in over 365 newspapers by The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on various media outlets and can now be seen on Uplift TV, Parables movie channel, and thelaundrymoms.com.
In 2002, Holly was asked by Mel Gibson to 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”, that aired on TBN and ION. She has since produced numerous press features for various films (The Passion Of The Christ, Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, etc.) and is listed on IMDB .
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 and mentor, passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com