Based on the 1868 coming-of-age novel by Louisa May Alcott, the coming-of-age period drama is written and directed by Academy Award nominee Greta Gerwig. The plot follows the lives of Jo March and her sisters— Meg, Amy, and Beth—as they deal with love, loss, and the nuances of growing into young women in the 19th century. With Golden Globe Award winner Saoirse Ronan playing Jo March, the ensemble cast includes Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, and Chris Cooper, among others. Gerwig, known for her role as Frances Halladay in the 2012 black and white comedy-drama film Frances Ha and for her collaborations with her partner Noah Baumbach, made her first solo directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Lady Bird starring Ronan for which she earned Academy Award nominations as well as British Academy Film Award nominations, among other accolades. The movie is her second directorial venture, and is notable for its exceptional screenplay and the brilliant performances by the cast.
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