Many of you may be acquainted with the classic novel "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott or the many movie adaptations that came after it.
The most recent adaptation came out this year and was directed by Greta Gerwig with an all star cast consisting of Saoirse Ronan (Jo), Emma Watson (Meg), Florence Pugh (Amy), Eliza Scanlen (Beth), Laura Dern (Marmee), and Timothée Chalamet (Laurie).
With a 93 percent rating on rotten tomatoes, the movie seems to be loved by critics and the general population.
I saw the movie over my Christmas break and must admit that I have never read the book nor seen any of the previous adaptations before that.
So when I saw the movie I was captivated by the story of the Marches'.
Well, that is until the ending came.
Spoiler alerts are down below so if you have not seen the movie and plan to, I would advise that you read this after doing so.
Around the middle of the movie, Laurie expresses his love for Jo since their first meeting. It was an amazing performance on both actors' parts and I found myself getting upset seeing Laurie lay his heart out to Jo and she just insisted that she did not feel the same.
This was sad and dramatic but like most movies, I assumed that they would be together in the end.
I was waiting and waiting throughout the rest of the movie for Jo to realize that she really was in love with Laurie and to just let her ambitions and early idea of a feminist turn her away from being able to accept it.
Then after her sister Beth passes away she is finally able to admit to her mother that she misses Laurie.
However, when asked if she loved him he did not say directly that she does. But we later see her write him a letter, basically confirming that she at the very least wanted to marry him.
And then Amy and Laurie get married.
I will admit that I saw Amy and Laurie getting together coming because it was shown just subtly enough. I mean it was very obvious Amy liked him, but I was unsure if he felt the same towards her.
It was very obvious to me that Amy was Laurie's second choice and she was just fine with that. It was as if he was like 'well I can't have Jo, so I might as well have Amy.'
Then we see Jo fall in love with Bhaer who we saw like 5 minutes of in the beginning.
This was extremely frustrating as it felt forced and very unlike Jo at all.
Of course, this was Alcott's intention, seeing as she refused to marry Jo to Laurie for the fans of the novel.
It is supposed to leave us wondering if it was real or if the end was just made up to appease the fans and the publisher.
Either way, it was very obvious that Laurie was jealous of Bhaer when he came over and Jo was flirting with him, as he kept asking "Who is this?" in a very jealous manner.
Overall, I am the most frustrated with Amy I think, which is ironic because I have seen many BuzzFeed articles about how people just can not get enough of her and how they stan her now.
I completely disagree.
Amy was a child (hence the fairy wing on her back when she threw the fit over Meg and Jo going to the theater without her to show her childlike personality). She burned Jo's book, which I know how hurtful that would be.
She also says that she always wanted to marry for money, which I get was important at that time because as the movie points out, women didn't have many choices.
But it was still ignorant, especially compared to Meg who married for love.
She also was totally willing to accept that she was second to Jo in Laurie's heart (despite what he said to make her think otherwise). So she turned down a guy who seemed to be perfectly nice to be with Laurie, who clearly still missed Jo.
Of course, this is just my opinion and I fully expect people to disagree.
Either way other than the ending I think it was a great ending, I just wish Jo and Laurie could have been together.