A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite ... See full summary »


Clare Niederpruem


Louisa May Alcott (based on the novel by), Clare Niederpruem | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Davenport ... Jo
Lea Thompson ... Marmee
Allie Jennings ... Beth
Melanie Stone ... Meg
Elise Jones ... Young Amy (as Elise Claire Jones)
Lucas Grabeel ... Laurie
Taylor Murphy ... Older Amy
Ian Bohen ... Freddy
Bart Johnson ... Mr. March
Barta Heiner Barta Heiner ... Aunt March
Stuart Edge Stuart Edge ... Brooke
Michael Flynn ... Mr. Laurence
Aimee Lynne Johnson ... Little Jo
Claire Covey Claire Covey ... Little Meg
Reese Oliveira ... Little Beth


A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters. Written by Anonymous

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On the 150th anniversary of Little Women, experience a new vision of the timeless story. See more »


Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Strangely both the 1994 LIttle Women and the 2018 LIttle Women were rated PG; even though this is obviously G Rated material. It remains a mystery why the 1994 was rated PG and not G. The MPAA description describes "two scenes of strong language"; but there are no swears in this movie; or anything that is not appropriate to a family audience. Rumor has it the studio pressured the MPAA to rate this PG for box office and marketing reasons; so this could be sold to a girl teenage audience; so the MPAA complied; even though this is obviously a G rated movie. (Curiously, the 2018 version of Little Women was also rated PG-13; but that had a scene of a woman giving birth topless from behind). See more »


The length of the chain for Beth's cross necklace changes throughout the film, from choker length to reaching beyond her collarbone. See more »


References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »


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Jarring Jo
10 February 2019 | by rebekahroxSee all my reviews

Perfectly enjoyable modern take on Little Women. I really liked the choices made to modernize the story. Some examples: Beth dying of cancer and Jo shaving her head for solidarity. Professor Bhaer being Jo's supportive(and very attractive) but critical professor at college. Father home from Iraq. I loved his relationship with his wife (the always appealing and talented Lea Thompson) and his girls. Straitlaced Meg going a little crazy and getting drunk and making out (briefly) at a party. Jo being an aspiring fantasy YA writer. Devotees of the original Little Woman will immediately be able to compare these with similar plot points in the original. The two thing that bothered me was A) the casting of Laurie. The actor did not look the part, though I did love the way they updated the character. The major problem (B) was the character of Jo. She was spoiled, arrogant, petulant, and immature throughout. She was a real drama queen and made even more irritating by the hammy acting on the part of the actress. She was also rather stupid. Had the character been better written, i would have given this a 7 or 8.

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Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Women See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


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Opening Weekend USA:

$705,063, 30 September 2018

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Dolby Digital


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