Culture Vulture: Why Greta Gerwig's Little Women is more satisfying than the book

Greta Gerwig's Little Women is tender without being saccharine, and feminist without veering too far from the conservative sensibilities of the era Alcott was writing in.
Greta Gerwig's Little Women is tender without being saccharine, and feminist without veering too far from the conservative sensibilities of the era Alcott was writing in.PHOTO: SONY PICTURES

SINGAPORE- "Little Women isn't a story for 21st century adults," I told a friend last week, put off by the heavy sermonising in Louisa May Alcott's 19th century novel which I had read as a child.

So it was with some trepidation that I caught Greta Gerwig's movie adaptation of this tale of four American sisters who grow up in genteel poverty during the Civil War. Happily, I was proven wrong.

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