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Little Men (1998)

PG | | Drama | 8 May 1998 (USA)
Retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of two street kids - one who becomes the recipient of a kind benefactor and the other who goes on the run on the street. The first gets taken ... See full summary »

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Retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of two street kids - one who becomes the recipient of a kind benefactor and the other who goes on the run on the street. The first gets taken to a school run by kindly teachers where he learns virtue and honesty. But when the second boy suddenly is brought into the school, he starts disruptions encouraging drinking and gambling. When he is finally cast out of the school, the other boys react in various ways. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Louisa May Alcott's novel has been adapted on two previous occasions: directed by Phil Rosen in 1934, and directed by Norman Z. McLeod in 1940. See more »

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Nat Blake: [runs in the barn] Dan! There you are... I thought you ran away again.
Dan: [gives him a cold stare] Would've it mattered?
[Nat nods his head]
Dan: Sure haven't been acting like it.
Nat Blake: What's that supposed to mean?
Dan: [angirly] You fit right in! With Tommy and the rest of the green-bellies! You even got yourself a girly...
Nat Blake: Nan?
Dan: You don't need me anymore... Nobody in this rat hole does.
Nat Blake: Have you been crying?
Dan: [gets upest, and walks toward Nat, Nat backs away] I don't cry, you hear me! Nothing and nobody makes me cry!...
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A nice harmless light version of the story!
18 June 2015 | by (Neverland) – See all my reviews

Probably because I'm a male,I enjoyed little men much better then little women.I always found the character from the second book much more interesting,Nat,Dan,Nan,great characters all around.How did this film lives up to the book?Well its a bit of a hit and miss sort of film but a charming one.This can be considered a lighter version of the book,the story moves at a much quicker pace then the book and a lot have been taken out so there is much less character development for the secondary character of the story.The film,for the most part resolve around Dan,it really is Dan's story from the book put front and center in this film. This is not a bad thing as Dan is a great character and the actor who played him in the film was perfect for the role,great little actor and it's a shame he has stopped acting because he carried this film on his shoulder beautifully. The best way to describe this film is light fluff,if you are looking for a complete adaptation of the book,look somewere else but if you are looking for a nice piece of heartwarming entertainment, this film will do the trick.It's the perfect film for a rainy Sunday afternoon at home.The negative points would be the choice of actress for Jo,no offense to the actress but she failed to convey the tomboy- ish quality of Jo but its a minor grip as the film concentrate more on the children.About the kids,their acting varied from being poor to great but Nat and Ran are the main two kids and both of them were good in the roles,so,again,minor grips.The biggest issue is that the film feels like it ends to quickly,I was a bit sad it all ended and was wishing for an adaptation of the third book ,Joe's boys ,by the end of this one,to spend more time with those characters,to conclude,a sweet and short version of the book that require you to be heartless not to enjoy in some degree.


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