Little Women – A Terrific Movie With An Important Story #littlewomen

little-women-poster“Little Women” is a classic American tale of four strong sisters who love one another and are trying to make the best of the situation that the culture of the late 1800s that holds them back. The story has been made into movies for the cinema and mini-series for TV.

An all-star cast led by Greta Gerwig (who should have been nominated for an Oscar for best director for this adaptation) made a great movie for today’s audience. I really enjoyed the performances and the casting was great.

Themes of female empowerment are all throughout this as author Louisa May Alcott wrote it. However, empowerment is the freedom for women to make their own decisions about their own lives and to keep what they earn even in marriage.

It’s also a story about family sticking together no matter what happens in the world they live in even during a war. There are tragedies that impact the March family and their neighbors.

The March sisters were awesome and as I say the power of a woman who is free to be who she wants is unstoppable. Fangirls are one of the greatest forces for good past and present. This story is one of those that should remind women everywhere that sisterhood and friendship are vital. See this movie. It will move you and give you encouragement no matter if you are a little or big woman or even a man.

The Devil Wears Prada – Streep and Hathaway A Dream Team

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You might ask yourself what is a middle-aged dork like me watching a movie about the fashion industry….well there is a lot to like. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Stanley Tucci are quite exquisite in this movie about a fictitious fashion magazine editor/publisher which is loosely based on the real-life Anna Wintour. I think the fashion industry is a thing that we see on the cover of Vogue, Cosmo and on blogs here and there. This movie puts a human face on it but also tells the story of how competitive and cut-throat it can be. I see things like clothes, shoes, makeup and other accessories from how the women in my life consume and use them to make their lives better. For many fashion is a passion and is their lives. “The Devil Wears Prada” is a great movie and its accessible to men if they want it to be.

Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield In A Movie, Yes Please!

I am looking very much forward to this movie. The greatest actor of our lifetime with an iconic rock star / soap actor. It’s rom com meets rock. There is much to like about this flick.