The March sisters navigate love, loss, and the trials of growing up during the American Civil War. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Starring Maya Hawke, Kathryn Newton, and Dylan Baker.
I say this each time I do a review on an adaptation of Alcott’s Little Women – I am not a fan of Little Women. I don’t know what it is about the story; I do love the strength of the women and the love between sisters, and Alcott has a lot of quotable sayings throughout the story. I think because I’m such a romantic woman at heart, the romance of the story upsets me. However, this version of the book isn’t bad. It’s interesting that the characters are mostly British actors portraying American characters, and the actors are brilliant. I love their performances. Each one really brought Alcott’s characters to life. Hawke, in her first performance, was wonderful as the tomboy Jo. Jonah Hauer-King as Laurie was a boyishly cute contrast to Hawke. The miniseries, which should have been wonderfully full of details from the book, felt rushed. We were pushed along with the story while watching the girls grow up. While it’s not a bad version, it’s not the best, and it’s one that is not worth the watch.