For 150 years, Louisa May Alcott has been inspiring women of all ages to be their best selves. A modern retelling of her esteemed Little Women – A Modern Retelling comes out in the theaters on September 28th for the first time. This film helps bring a new generation together with their mothers, sisters, and friends.
Filmmaker Clare Niederpruem modernizes Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women with Little Women – A Modern Retelling, bringing Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March into the 21st century. These sisters still vary in personalities yet continue to teach women of all ages the values of love, humility, and generosity.
Jo March, the protagonist of this story, aspires to be a writer yet her material isn’t met with the response she anticipates. She also has a temper that is hard to keep under control, which sets her back at times. The oldest sister, Meg, is kind-hearted as well as level-headed. Beth, the third sister, is the quiet one yet does nothing but try to please others. Beth has a deep love for music and is talented at playing the piano. Meanwhile, Amy, the youngest sister, has a penchant for materialism. Tensions do rise on occasions, especially with a difference in personalities among the sisters. However, they have a bond that withstands the test of time.
Little Women: A Modern Retelling
In Little Women – A Modern Retelling, the film begins with the March sisters as young girls with vivid imaginations to young women living with a purpose. These sisters have always supported each other, but they slowly drift apart as Jo leaves for New York determined to publish a novel. In the wake of the rejected draft upon draft, her editor challenges Jo to write about something more compelling: her family. It isn’t until tragedy strikes the March family that the sisters learn the meaning of family, friendship, and true wealth.
“There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.” – Little Women