Little Women

1994

Drama / Family / Romance

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 84%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 50,710

Synopsis


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Cast

Christian Bale as Laurie
Claire Danes as Beth March
Kirsten Dunst as Younger Amy March
Winona Ryder as Jo March
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115 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by emiliecunning-21094 10 / 10 / 10

STILL the BEST version

I have read the book and watched this version 8+ times, I love it so dearly, it is one of my favourite films of all time. I just watched Greta Gerwig's 2019 version and appreciated a lot of the performances and certain elements of it, yet it simply cannot hold a candle to this 1994 version. This one just has far more heart, warmth and loveliness to it - it always leaves me feeling cosy and warm inside and I always cry when Beth dies (Claire Danes is so fantastic in that scene). I just generally prefer this version in many ways: the linear storytelling, the two different Amys (which makes way more sense than these other adaptions which have one Amy), the aesthetic, the music, the performances. If you want to see a definitive adaptation of Little Women, this is it.

Reviewed by mercybell 10 / 10 / 10

"Little Women" in it's own right

Though some may argue that the older classic versions of Little Women with Katherine Hepburn and June Allison may be better because it sticks to the book, this is the only version that captures the spirit of the book. Though the filmmakers took license to cut away certain specifics, the end result is an absolutely gorgeous film that stands on it's own completely. One would be able to watch this film without ever having read or known the book and seen it as it's own film. The film thrives on small scenes and nuances, moments of person to person contact, production design and cinematography, the all important score (which adds a great deal to the film). This delicate and complicated symbiosis between all aspects tactfully and poignantly creates the story, something missing from many movies these days which creates a tangible and effervescent emotional layer. Then the acting of one of the best ensembles to hit the screen in a long time. Keep an eye out for Susan Sarandon and Claire Daines in roles that ought to have been nominated along with Ryder. These actors create people that endear themselves to us, and make the film even more than it could have been. It's a small scale masterpiece that will leave you in tears. The film is honest and true in it's portrayal of human emotion. It went from being an adaptation of the book to it's own story and portrayal of people and their lives. It's beautiful aesthetically and dramatically, and a real gem of a film.

Reviewed by LeadingLadybug 10 / 10 / 10

Heartwarming and true to the book

"Little Women" is a gem of a movie, encompassing comedy, drama, and romance into one well-made film that is true to Louisa May Alcott's literary classic. It follows the lives of the four March sisters, from the turbulence of youth, the turmoil and romance of adolescence, the joy of love, and the pain of loss. The quality of this movie depends entirely upon the chemistry between the actors, and it accomplished this with success. The film is a vignette of scenes throughout the sisters' lives, showing their relationships with one another and with the people around them. Winona Ryder is the quintessential Jo, the tomboyish, spirited sister who dreams of becoming an accomplished writer. She brings a refreshingly sweet, human touch to the character, who is as impulsive and headstrong as she is ambitious and loving. Ryder carried the film beautifully, and much of its success is due to her. Trini Alvarado made a very pretty and convincing Meg, the dependable older sister, although she is not so set on marrying for money as she is in the book. Claire Danes as sweet, selfless Beth, really shone in one heartbreaking scene that is impossible not to cry through. For her performance as the spoiled youngest sister, Amy, the very young Kirsten Dunst showed remarkable potential, and brought humor to the character. Christian Bale as Laurie was everything the "boy next door" should be: handsome, kind, and charming. His chemistry with Winona Ryder was considerable, and made their friendship very believable. Susan Sarandon played a wonderful Marmee, supportive and loving towards her girls. Another thing I would recommend is the soundtrack to this movie, composed by Thomas Newman, which has some gorgeous music on it. 10/10

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