Movie Review: ‘Little Women’

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The new big-screen version of the Louisa May Alcott literary classic “Little Women” pulled off something of an upset at the Christmas box office. No, it couldn’t overcome the juggernaut that is “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in its second week or agreeable franchise piece “Jumanji: The Next Level” in its third. But it did manage to be the strongest new release of the weekend over the animated adventure “Spies in Disguise.” I’m glad it won, because I was not looking forward to stretching “the main character has to learn teamwork – how original” out to 600 words. The film is a quadruple coming-of-age story set in the late 1860s, focusing on the artistically inclined March sisters: actress Meg, played by Emma Watson; writer Jo, played by Saoirse Ronan; musicia
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