Little Women

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 1994

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Director:
Gillian Armstrong
Released:
1994
Rating:
PG
Little Women is the 1994 adaptation of the Louis May Alcott classic released by Columbia Pictures. Spirited Jo (Winona Ryder, Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice) loves writing stories and her and her sisters Meg (Trini Alvarado, The Frighteners), Beth (Claire Danes, My So-Called Life, Romeo + Juliet, Stardust, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Amy (Samantha Mathis, Super Mario Brothers, American Psycho, Salem's Lot) usually love acting them out. Jo's ambition is to be a author so she moves to New York to show her books to an editor who says that she should not make fairy tales and girly stories but write about what she knows ' which puts her on a path to do just that. Meg is the eldest sister and is married to John Brookes, played by Eric Stoltz (The Fly II, Mask, Killing Zoe). Fragile Beth March wants to be just like her big sister Jo and tries to write stories but cannot succeed.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    Ms. Armstrong instantly demonstrates that she has caught the essence of this book's sweetness and cast her film uncannily well, finding sparkling young actresses who are exactly ri...

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    This handsomely produced period piece is easily the most emotionally effective bigscreen melodrama since "The Joy Luck Club," as well as the most intelligent.

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Director Gillian Armstrong finds the serious themes and refuses to simplify the story into a "family" formula. "

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    90s, Classics, Coming of Age, Family Dramas, Love & Romance