4 Stars Out Of 5
September 15, 2014
This is hard to review because there are several ways to look at it.
--If you are looking for something based on the book of the same name by Louisa May Alcott... well, zero stars! Other than the title and the fact that a couple characters have the same name there is NO, and I repeat, NO similarities between the two stories!! At all!
This actually is a little bit more like they morphed the Little Women Jo character and made her the lead of this story.
--But, to stand alone as a move, it wasn't a terrible movie, but it wasn't wonderful either. Similar to what I was expecting, I guess. I really liked the acting of the two sisters. (Except I kept thinking they were trying to play the characters of Little Women.)
--If you're looking specifically for a holiday movie, you'll probably be disappointed because the focus is not on Thanksgiving, but on family drama and teen romance. Thanksgiving is just a side plot, and a small one at that.
I did like the movie. Not enough to watch it yearly, but every few years, maybe.
So, really, I wish I could give it 3.5 stars, but since I can't, I'm going to round up to 4...