First proper reactions are in for Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' movie, and awards talk is aplenty

Oct 24, 2019 12:44

#LittleWomen: Gerwig makes this material her own in delightful ways you’d expect and some adult-meditation-on-childhood ways I didn’t. So rewarding to see the ease with which she paints on this canvas and that she (or any director these days) was given it.
- Chris O'Falt (@cofalt) October 24, 2019

SAG-AFTRA hosted a screening of Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' last night (with Gerwig and several cast in attendance), and the reviews from critics and reporters so far have been pretty good, to the point of awards chatter.

There's now awards buzz for Gerwig as director/writer as well as film, and on the actors front is Saoirse Ronan as lead (it would be her fourth nod by 25), and Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, and Timothée Chalamet in supporting. The film hits theaters on Christmas.

For my money, the MVP in LITTLE WOMEN is Florence Pugh. Hot off of MIDSOMMAR, Pugh is having a great year, and she’s hilarious and winning as Amy, the character best served by Gerwig’s structural gambits.
- Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) October 24, 2019

Based on additional discussions with screening attendees, #LittleWomen sounds like a strong #Oscars Best Adapted Screenplay contender, many telling me Gerwig was faithful to source material but added her own unique twist on things, also Pugh & @RealChalamet praised for supporting
- 𝔼𝕎 AWARDS ACE (@ErickWeber) October 23, 2019

The last three Best Picture winners-MOONLIGHT, THE SHAPE OF WATER, GREEN BOOK-end happily and portrayed the world as ultimately hopeful.

Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN is the first movie of the year that does just that. So...front runner? (It’s inventive and wonderful.)
- Sean Fennessey (@SeanFennessey) October 24, 2019

So I've seen Little Women twice now and it's one of my very favorite movies of the year. Greta Gerwig delivers a both passionately faithful and gorgeously original take. Saoirse is a fierce Jo, Chalamet/Dern/Streep esp are great in support, and Florence Pugh is astonishing.
- David Canfield (@davidcanfield97) October 24, 2019

Greta Gerwig's @LittleWomen is wonderful. A loving, meticulously-crafted adaptation that exceeded my expectations. Heartfelt, moving and a terrific showcase for its extremely talented cast and beloved source material.
- Kara Warner (@karawarner) October 24, 2019

Saoirse Ronan makes all this look easy, once again proves, she is one of our most gifted actresses working.

Alexandre Desplat's musical score is undoubtedly not just one of the best compositions of the year, but one of the crowning achievements of his career. #LittleWomenMovie
- Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) October 24, 2019

LITTLE WOMEN is charming just like the novel/prior versions. Each role perfectly cast. Rousing score. Timely as ever. Hard not to cheer. Greta says at q&a, “As a girl who wanted to be a writer, Jo March was my north star.” We’ll see as far as Oscars-nice to have an upbeat option.
- Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) October 24, 2019

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