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Little Women (1994)

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

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Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken women for her time. The story tells of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.

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Save a place in your heart for the unforgettable story of these... LITTLE WOMEN See more »

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Drama | Family | Romance

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

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25 December 1994 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$50,083,616
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Trivia

John Duigan was originally attached as director. After he backed out, the directorial reins were taken up by fellow Antipodean, Gillian Armstrong. See more »

Goofs

When looking at Laurie through the window, Jo wonders if he is a captive, "like Smee in Nicholas Nickelby". The character she is referring to, however, is called 'Smike'. See more »

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John Brooke: Mr. Laurence! One doesn't shout at ladies as if they were cattle. My apologies!
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Featured in The Real ....: Winona Ryder (2003) See more »

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LaFayette's Welcome
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Composed by Francis Johnson
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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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