After Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of “Little Women” decided to skip Telluride, Toronto, Venice and New York, one would conclude that two possible scenarios are the cause a) Gerwig just hasn’t finished editing the movie, which test-screened in August, and is taking her time to hone it down to perfect the exact vision she wants to splatter up there on the screen on December 25th or b) Well .. the movie is just a trainwreck waiting to be released.
Regardless, Meryl Streep seems to be a fan of Gerwig’s movie, she also stars in it, and today even mentioned the M word in a USA today interview:
“Not to hype it, but ‘Little Women’ is like a masterpiece. It's the first great, honestly epic movie shot by a woman, from a woman's point of view, written by a woman, from a source of a woman's novel,” Streep says. “And the men in it are great.”
“It took us to this moment to get to this movie and, I mean, it's not ‘The Hurt Locker.’ It is really the vernacular women speak in, think in, dream in. It's so not what you expect, it's really not. It’s linear, it's intuitive, it's great.”
What's the last "masterpiece" Streep has starred in? She's, maybe, had three during the course of her entire career: 1978's “The Deer Hunter,” 1979's “Kramer vs Kramer” and 2002's “Adaptation.”