A Dissenting Opinion: Little Women
|Cover of 1896 edition of Little Women|
Unfortunately, my friend and I were both disappointed. I don't think I was expecting too much. I was too excited to be out at a mid-day movie. But still, it's a few days later and my opinion hasn't changed.
For me, the dialogue was disjointed and often times didn't provide the necessary support for character behavior that followed. I didn't really feel that any of the actresses transformed themselves into the characters they were portraying. I realize that's saying a lot because this was a powerful cast. Still, in my opinion, Laura Dern didn't become Marmy. She stayed Laura Dern in a role that I didn't think was really that demanding. I thought Emma Watson was too stiff. Saorise Ronan did well but I think she suffered from the screenplay. I felt Chris Cooper as Mr. Laurence had the best performance of the entire cast.
I admit to liking the film poster tag line: Own Your Story. That resonates, particularly at the end of the film. But that sentiment doesn't overshadow the other issues I had and I realize this puts me in the minority. Everyone seems to love the movie. It makes me wonder: what am I missing? Has anyone seen the movie that cares to share their opinion here?