Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, Abby Quinn, Meryl Streep
Period drama written and directed by Greta Gerwig. Set in 1860s New England, in the aftermath of the American Civil War, the story follows the lives of four sisters, Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Meg (Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh), and Beth (Eliza Scanlen) as they come of age. Though all very different from each other, the March sisters stand by each other through difficult and changing times.
Amy March: I want to be an artist in Rome and be the best painter in the world.
Beth March: That’s what you want too, isn’t it, Jo, to be a famous writer?
Jo March: Yes. But it sounds so crass when she says it.
Marmee March: My girls have a way of getting into mischief.
Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence: Well, so do I.
Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence: This is Meg, Amy, Beth, and Jo.
Jo March: I intend to make my own way in the world.
Aunt March: No one makes their way, least of all a woman. You’ll need to marry well.
Jo March: But you’re not married, Aunt March.
Aunt March: Well, that’s because I’m rich.
Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence: Jo, would you like to dance with me?
Jo March: I can’t because I scorched my dress. And Meg told me to keep still so no one would see it.
Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence: I have an idea of how we can manage.
Aunt March: [to Amy] Jo is a lost cause. So you are your family’s hope now.
Jo March: Women, they have minds, and they have souls, as well as just hearts. And they’ve got ambition, and they’ve got talent, as well as just beauty. I’m so sick of people saying that love is just all a woman is fit for. I’m so sick of it!
Jo March: We can leave, right now. I’ll sell stories, and you…
Meg March: Jo!
Jo March: You should be an actress, and you should have a life on the stage.
Meg March: Just because my dreams are different than yours, it doesn’t mean they’re unimportant.
Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence: I have loved you ever since I’ve known you, Jo. I couldn’t help it!
Jo March: It would be a disaster if we married. Okay?
Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence: It wouldn’t be a disaster.
Jo March: We’d be miserable!
Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence: Jo, I’d be a perfect saint!
Jo March: I can’t! I can’t!
Amy March: I believe we have some power over who we love. It isn’t something that just happens to a person.
Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence: I think the poets might disagree.
[referring to her painting]
Amy March: I want it to be great, or nothing.
Jo March: I’m working on a novel. It is a story of my life my sisters.
Publisher: Make it short and spicy. And if the main character is a girl, make sure she’s married by the end.
[to Jo; referring to the main character in her book]
Publisher: So who does she marry?
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