Little Women first reactions hail Greta Gerwig's 'wonderful' adaptation and 'astonishing' Florence Pugh

The Lady Bird director has done it again

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 24 October 2019 08:26
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Little Women (2019) - trailer

The first reactions to Greta Gerwig’s Little Women have arrived following the film’s first screening.

Journalists are predicting Oscars recognition for the Lady Bird director’s adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel.

People‘s Kara Warner described the “wonderful” film as “a loving, meticulously-crafted adaptation that exceeded my expectations".

Warner added: “[It was] heartfelt, moving and a terrific showcase for its extremely talented cast and beloved source material.”

Nobody can seem to agree on who delivers the film’s greatest performance, with equal mention going to Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet and "wonderful" Midsommar star Florence Pugh, who one Twitter user hailed as the film's "breakout".

You can see the best of the first reactions below.

Little Women, which also stars Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Emma Watson, will be released in UK cinemas on 27 December.

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