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Little Women (1994)

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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

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With their father away fighting in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, men friends start to become a part of the household. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The story that has Lived in our hearts For generations, Now comes to the screen For the holidays See more »

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Rated PG for two uses of mild language | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$50,003,300 (USA)
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Trivia

Winona Ryder introduced Christian Bale to his future wife on the set of this film. By the time she worked as Ryder's personal assistant. See more »

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The carol 'Ding Dong Merrily On High' was first published in 1924 with lyrics by George Ratcliffe Woodward. See more »

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Josephine 'Jo' March: I won't have a sister who is a lazy ignoramus.
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Referenced in Game On: Martin's Baby (1998) See more »

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Ding Dong Merrily on High
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Lyrics by George Ratcliffe Woodward
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Perfectly cast, lovely
12 April 2001 | by (Ironton, OH) – See all my reviews

This version of Little Women is lovely. Everyone is perfectly cast, and fans of the novel will be happy that it is quite true-to-book. Winona Ryder is perfect as Jo, quite equal to Katherine Hepburn's performance in the 1933 version. Susan Sarandon is wonderful (though I'm not sure Marmee would talk about 'restrictive corsets' to John Brooke). :) Christian Bale is an excellent Laurie, and Gabriel Byrne is wonderful as our Professor Bhaer. Kirsten Dunst and Claire Danes showed acting ability beyond their years. Trini Alvarado was a very pretty and sweet Meg. Samantha Mathis was a very pretty older Amy, but she could have been more lively. Eric Stoltz was a great John Brooke. I had never pictured Brooke with red hair, but it was nice. The rest of the cast was terrific, especially Mary Wickes as Aunt March. For once, Mary wasn't playing somebody's nurse or maid. :)

The music and cinematography were beautifully done. It was absolutely wonderful, and I highly recommend it (and the book of the same name). :)


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