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Little Women (1994)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 December 1994 (USA)
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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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Save a place in your heart for the unforgettable story of these... LITTLE WOMEN 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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£3,129,439 (UK) (19 May 1995)
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While filming, Claire Danes was carrying a candle up the stairs and her hair caught on fire. See more »

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When Laurie receives Jo's letter in London, telling him of Beth's death, her voice-over says, "Please, Teddy, come back to us". But when we see the letter a moment later, it actually says "come back to me". See more »

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Friedrich Bhaer: You do not take wine?
Jo: Only medicinally.
Friedrich Bhaer: Pretend you've got a cold.
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Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Felix Mendelssohn)
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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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