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...
It was very difficult to understand. The music was too loud most of the time to hear what the actors were saying. When Tilly prayed to Byron? What was that? Isaiah writes about making gods ut of wood. I would have liked to see her praying to God, in thanksgiving.