5 Reasons to Watch the Newest Little Women
Jo is an ambitious, 20-something woman who has one goal in life: becoming an author.
“I want to write something that won’t be forgotten after I die,” she says.
Thus, she spends most days and hours polishing her manuscript in the hopes that a publisher – and perhaps a big one -- will like it. Jo assumes she’ll get married someday, but she’s plotted that part of her life, too. It will be after she turns 30 and after she’s become famous. Then, and only then, will she fall in love.
Of course, life rarely goes as expected, as Jo soon discovers. Twists and turns take place. People move away. And sometimes, tragedy strikes.
A modern retelling of Little Women (PG-13) hits theaters Sept. 28, following the stories of four very different sisters who are learning about life. It stars Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City, Switched at Birth) as the mom, Sarah Davenport as Jo, Melanie Stone as Meg, Allie Jennings as Beth and Elise Jones as the young Amy.
It’s based on the popular novel by Louisa May Alcott and is being released on the 150thanniversary of its publication.
The movie has the endorsement of several well-know people in the Christian community, including Tim Winter of the Parents Television Council and actress Madeline Carroll of the movie I Can Only Imagine.
Here are five reasons you should watch it: