Little Women

(229 Posts)
peanutfoldover Thu 26-Dec-19 22:49:14

Did anyone else watch this gorgeous film today? I absolutely bloody loved it and it had stayed with me all day. I have never read the book I must admit so cannot remark on that, but blimey what a fabulous story.

OP’s posts: |
peanutfoldover Thu 26-Dec-19 22:49:35


OP’s posts: |
ChequerBoard Thu 26-Dec-19 22:50:13

Have tickets to see it with DD on Saturday... can't wait.

surlycurly Thu 26-Dec-19 22:51:16

Was just looking to book tickets about five minutes ago. So it was worth going?

Thesuzle Thu 26-Dec-19 22:52:59

Just got back from seeing it with my 24 year old daughter, we loved it but there was no more than 30 people in the cinema

FruitcakeOfHate Thu 26-Dec-19 22:58:44

I'd rather wash my eyeballs with my own piss.

peanutfoldover Thu 26-Dec-19 23:01:48

Yes, totally worth it. Not sure whether being pregnant is making me feel more emotional generally but it just really resonated with me. I have no ideas what the critics are saying, but I would recommend it.

Take tissues!

OP’s posts: |


Timeandtune Thu 26-Dec-19 23:03:44

It was absolutely great. I loved the book and the film was v faithful to it but in a modern way. Great acting and cinematography.

peanutfoldover Thu 26-Dec-19 23:03:48

Our (fairly small) cinema screen was packed. Even the single seat next to me was taken.

OP’s posts: |
surlycurly Thu 26-Dec-19 23:05:06

Two screenings completely booked tomorrow and sat looks busy too here- and it's a big vue cinema. I'm excited to see it x

Burru Thu 26-Dec-19 23:05:16

Loved it! Soo good.

Ginfordinner Thu 26-Dec-19 23:05:52

I have seen the original and the Winona Ryder version. How does this one differ from the others?

peanutfoldover Thu 26-Dec-19 23:10:19

Saoirse is absolutely beautiful in it (and by beautiful I mean her acting, although she is obviously physically beautiful too) and I loved Jo immediately.

I loved Lady Bird too. Has she been in any other good films?

OP’s posts: |
ChequerBoard Thu 26-Dec-19 23:14:48

You might like Brooklyn OP, that's another Saorise Ronan film. She stars as an Irish immigrant trying to establish a new life in Brooklyn in the 1950s.

peanutfoldover Thu 26-Dec-19 23:14:58

@Ginfordinner I remember the Winona Ryder version but not enough to compare accurately.

It is grittier, they seem poorer somehow. But it isn’t at all dark. Feels more realistic. The scenery is beautiful. The story goes back and forth between 2 time periods in their lives, about 7 years apart I think. Unlike the Winona version which is linear if I remember rightly. Not sure if this is what the book does?

OP’s posts: |
shivermetimbers77 Thu 26-Dec-19 23:15:31

Peanut, yes she is in Brooklyn , Atonement and On Chesil Beach - all well worth a watch

peanutfoldover Thu 26-Dec-19 23:15:56

@ChequerBoard sounds perfect thank you!,

OP’s posts: |
peanutfoldover Thu 26-Dec-19 23:17:02

@shivermetimbers77 thank you

OP’s posts: |
TheClausSeason Thu 26-Dec-19 23:19:36

I read an abridged version of the book as a kid where Beth didn't die- boy, was the film a shock!

surlycurly Fri 27-Dec-19 08:24:16

She's also in Mary Queen of Scots, which is brilliant!

NewName73 Fri 27-Dec-19 16:19:53

The book & previous film versions have been saccharine-sweet.

I would like to know what makes this one so good?

It has had outstanding reviews.

Meandyouandyouandme Fri 27-Dec-19 16:28:13

I saw it yesterday, it’s good, watched at our Everyman cinema on the sofa, and nice gin & tonics, with DD19. She found it a bit confusing as it does go back and forth quite a bit, and I prefer the Winona Ryder version. This one doesn’t show much of when they were children and nothing much about Jo’s time in New York and her friendship with Friedrich. But it was a nice thing to do on Boxing Day.

Meandyouandyouandme Fri 27-Dec-19 16:29:17

All the actresses are great though, though prefer Christian Bale as Laurie.

3littlerabbits Fri 27-Dec-19 16:38:41

Is it suitable for children? My 9 year old has read the book and wants to see the film

EggysMom Fri 27-Dec-19 16:43:32

The story goes back and forth between 2 time periods in their lives, about 7 years apart I think. Unlike the Winona version which is linear if I remember rightly. Not sure if this is what the book does?

Nope, the book is most definitely linear. I think I'd find a different approach confusing, I know the book (all four books!) so well.

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in