Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.
A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.
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.
Costumes are handed down from older sister to younger, to underline both the family's poverty and the connections between sisters. Jo's red plaid dress worn to the ball where she meets Laurie is worn the following Christmas by Beth when she comes down the stairs after being ill; Jo and Beth are close to each other, as Meg and Amy are close to each other. Meg's blue striped dress that she doesn't end up wearing to Sally Moffat's debut ball is worn years later by Amy in the scene where she announces she's going to Europe with Aunt March. See more »
While walking to school, Amy drops her chalkboard, then picks it up twice. See more »
I find it poor logic to say that because women are good, women should vote. Men do not vote because they are good; they vote because they are male, and women should vote, not because we are angels and men are animals, but because we are human beings and citizens of this country.
You should have been a lawyer, Miss March.
I should have been a great many things, Mr. Mayer.
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In general, I don't like film remakes of books, but this is a great exception, because this movie is a complete masterpiece. It follows the March girls - Amy, Beth, Meg, and Jo - through their lives and loves.
Kirsten Dunst's performance at a young age was brilliant for someone so young, and she was perfect to play Amy. She was a clever and funny girl in the book, and this came across really well in Kirsten's acting. Clare Danes, Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon were also excellent in this, especially Clare and Winona. They are exactly as I can imagine Jo and Beth.
It takes a lot to make me cry, and I absolutely sobbed at the scene when Beth died. It was so heart-wrenching, and I feel that the petals on the bed were a good touch to it.
The whole story of Little Women - whether it be film or literary - is a masterpiece.
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