MOVIE REVIEW: “LITTLE WOMEN” BY GERWIG.


Watch the Trailer of the movie here

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A Screenshot from Sony Pictures

Gerwig, the writer of “Little Women”, portrays her most talked about Character Josephine March, who is also known as “Jo” an aspiring and eventually a successful writer. Her up-bringing is made clear to Gerwig’s audience when she drives herself mercilessly and tastes the rejection of her works with which some writers in her vicinity are not so pleased and unhappy with.

A scene from the Movie!

The movie also takes a romantic stage. This is made real in a way where the audience could actually relate to the scenes. From the outset of the movie, Gerwig sets these two characters, Jo and Laurie as perfect for each other in every role played. With the exception of the one into which sentimental conventions would force them: and that is “Marriage”.

Jo: “it will be a lie to say I do, when I don’t…”

Jo’s career as a scribbler makes her lonely, but she is made much lonelier by the realization that love in real life does not greatly resemble the kind of love she describes in her most of her stories. Now, even though her other three sisters, Meg, Beth and Amy and her Mum loved her Write-up’s, Hers, to many didn’t meet that of the standards to what most authors and the professor wanted.

Jo does more than show affection for her family. She showed much love by cutting her hair to sell when the news broke out that her Dad was ill. She must also earn the money that supports them, and this necessity sometimes means neglecting them in favor of her work. Her love for Laurie, grew when she let him find a greater happiness in her sister Amy than she can give him as a wife. To borrow the words of Leonard Cohen, “Love, for Jo, is not a victory march”

Lessons learnt from Gerwig’s “Little Women”

1. The act of Kindness and Sacrificing is a great value.

I have never experienced anything like this as I have now in my field of endeavor. After watching this Movie, I couldn’t help but relate with the sense of Kindness and unconditional love from Marmee and her Children to other neighbors.

Let me be your shoulder and please let me make you happy”

Whenever someone utters these words, I get goosebumps and I am lost for words. Marmee shed tears when she gets to know Hannah her neighbor and children had no food for their Christmas festival. She had to pack up breakfast meant for her household to Hannah. This scene is so epic and heart-warming.

Even though they don’t have much themselves. Kindness is one of the cornerstones of how Marmee raises her girls, and in turn they learn how to weave kindness into their everyday. Tell you what, I have and I am still experiencing this act. I, however, wonder how this person does it.

2. Learn to focus more on your previous achievement and work on new dreams: Overcome the Obstacles.

From the movie, we see the attitude of strength demonstrated by Marmee. This moral trait is exhibited on the four March sisters. Their father is a chaplain for the Union army who was not living with them. This makes Marmee and her children firm in their own task. Somehow, she is seen as a woman who steers her four teenage daughters on very little money while still raising her daughters with love and values. She does this perfectly well. Her strength and activeness is impeccable! Gerwig presents her as unassuming in this movie.

3. Live for yourself and not for others.

You might probably do anything when it comes to matters of the heart. Once someone advices “If you are going to add value to yourself,it should be that you are doing it for you and not for others or anyone” Amy tells Laurie, who’s been in love with Jo for years, that he can love her forever if he chooses. She adds: “But don’t let it spoil you, for it’s wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can’t have the one you want.”

Listen, if you are doing it because of someone else, stop and ponder over it. Remember these, do it for you and not for them! Expectations hurts! Don’t succumb to it. Learn to let go of your expectations and accept things the way they are.

Is there a more quintessential human challenge than letting go?I personally think Jo should have married Laurie. But she had her own opinion about how love should be and finally had to let Laurie go. And just like Amy suggests, I’ve let go of my expectations and accepted change. Many a time, we let the one thing we have thought we wanted destroy all the good things going on in our lives.

4. Self-love is the best!

I have come to understand this in a very wired way. Now more than ever, we have got to tell ourselves whether they care for us or not, whatever happens, the good, bad and ugly. If you don’t love yourself, there is no way you can love others too.

The Little Women quote, “Be worthy love, and love will come”. Lesson learnt: Learn not to expect someone to come along and save you or make you whole. Enjoy the moment, Live life to the fullest, Add Value to life. “We have to be fully satisfied and sure of ourselves as individuals before we can truly experience everything that love has to offer us”

Rating of “Little Women” Screenshot from Google!

This Movie was worth my time! Please find time, download and watch it too!

Time: 2hrs 15 min

Written and Directed by : Greta Gretwig


Published Dec. 23, 2019


Updated Jan. 2, 2020

Movie Review: “CREED II”

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I struggle to sleep in the evenings and I sometimes have to create my own atmosphere for sleep to come for me. I either read books to sleep, listen to music- and “the weeknd “or “Adele” will always be my lullaby. Days when I get bored, I rely on movies (adventurous ones). I doze off somehow in the middle of these… I guess this is my antidote now.

Yesterday, I just had to re-watch this movie “Creed” after work. I could swear I have watched this movie and felt nothing afterwards but it was different re-watching it again.

“Growing up to the way he did, to making it to the top, of boxing in this way… It’s unprecedented. It’s one thing to be the number one contender and a whole other thing to be a Champion!”

These words sends shivers down my spine.

I can’t give you a vivid plot of the story or narrate the movie either -that will be a bore. You might not enjoy the movie when I narrate it.

Creed II is a 2018 American sports drama film directed by Steven Calped Jnr. and written by Sylvester Stallone The movie follows a fight over 33yrs in the making, as Michael B. Jordan starred as Adonis Creed meets a new adversary in the ring; a Russian fighter Viktor Dragon, son of Ivan Drago, the powerful athlete who killed Adonis’ father Apollo Creed.

Having watched “Creed II”, I picked life lessons from this movie.

1. You got this! – Bianca Taylor’s phrase…

As a blogger, I keep reminding myself that nobody is going to believe in my God-given talents and gifts if I don’t believe in myself. Adonis Creed maybe stubborn but he had certainly got something – a heart! Creed’s career was on the verge of breaking, he was still recovering from injuries in his last fight with Drago. But, he believed it was possible to defeat this “dangerous boxer” as Rocky puts it.

Sometimes, you are to claim it even when the future looks impossible. In those moments when we feel all hope is lost, talk to God and Tell yourself “You’ve got this!”

2. Don’t throw in the towel yet.

So many a time, we throw in the towel and feel certain things aren’t just worth fighting for. But then, life is real hard and trust me the hustle now is real. Pause, look around you, you sometimes feel like quitting that Job because the problems keep coming and the more you try to fight it, the more intense it becomes. The house you might probably be living in has got lots of Vilifications and you just can’t wait to leave, your relationship keeps getting worse each day and You just can’t forgive yourself of the past. However, life can be full of beauties when we stay on track.

Creed had to take care of a disabled wife, and his daughter’s health, go through a horrible pain of growing up without a father to finally taking care of Rocky. One thing is for sure, “the struggle you are in right now is preparing you for the bigger picture” disappointment is not an excuse to give up.

3. Regardless, accept one another.

Adonis didn’t want to forgive Rocky for not approving of a “dangerous and an epic fight” Accepting and moving on is the best decision one can ever make. It hurts but reconsidering feels much easier. Personally, I have tried this and I felt much better afterwards. Just try this lesson.

4. What are you Fighting for – Rocky’s statement to Creed when he lost to Drago.

Adonis’ Ego as he entered the ring to fight with Drago made him loose the fight. He just couldn’t pinpoint what he was fighting for but rather prove to people he was the world heavyweight champion. Sometimes, we really want to prove to people we are the best; but is that necessary? People don’t really care what happens to us whether we achieve successes or we are hit by failure along the line. Bottom line is, better prove to yourself and not others… What are you really fighting for?

5. Turn off your brain and let your heart do the talking. – Rocky’s statement to Creed.

Guys!!! What’s the right words to say to a girl when you are madly in love with her and finally want to get serious with her? We don’t need Book-knowledge here 😂 Just be natural as possible. Your girl loves you for who you are. Hey, I ain’t saying borrow Creed’s words… What I am saying is search within that heart of yours and tell it to do the talking!

This is a must watch movie!😎😍. I loved watching it…

Images: Creed II

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