Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.
An intricate story about love, loss and finding your place as four sisters grow up in 19th century America.
Timothée Chalamet steals the show but is closely followed by Saoirse Ronan. The rest of the cast are stellar, but with more subdued performances.
The story covers a lot of important topics and from a perspective that is rarely seen in film. There are fun moments and more serious topics. Tragedy and frolics.
There are some really great conversations and monologues, difficult decisions and perspectives. The photography is a delight – mostly light and airy scenes but sometimes moody. The costumes were also superb.
However, the narrative choice to switch back and forth between two timelines muddled the story too much. Characters mention a scene we had not seen yet which was rather jolting. I think a more linear style would’ve improved the film.