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Little Women (1994)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  21 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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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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21 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Little Women  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,129,439 (UK) (19 May 1995)
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Trivia

Claire Danes's feature film debut. See more »

Goofs

The opera which Jo and Frederick watch is Georges Bizet's "Pearl Fishers", which was first performed in Paris in 1863. However, the opera was not performed in the U.S. until 1892, long after the action of the film. See more »

Quotes

[Meg has twisted her ankle and Laurie took her home in his carriage]
Amy: He put snow on your ankle? With his own hands?
Marmee: I won't have my girls being silly about boys. To bed! Jo dear.
Amy: Everything lovely happens to Meg.
Meg: [Sarcastically] Oh yes, indeed.
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Version of Little Women (1958) See more »

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Wow, what do you know? A worthy remake!
14 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I've seen the original, starring Katherine Hepburn as Jo which was directed by George Cukor in (what seems to be) 1901. That's an excellent version of this story, a real classic.

Maybe the story just needed a 'new coat of paint' to spruce it up a bit because it sure does seem new and worth telling again.

Winona Ryder has to carry the movie, more or less, and gives a confident performance as the independent Jo. Susan Sarandon is not around that much but makes a good Marmee. Christian Bale is great, as always, and Trini Alvarado and Eric Stoltz round out the cast.

You don't see Claire Danes that much, but then it becomes about her quite a bit as the story moves on. A gift she receives for Christmas from a kindly neighbor could give your tearducts a workout, at the very least.

Beautiful movie. Could even be longer, and how many times can you say that about anything?


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