Director(s): Gillian Armstrong
Country: USA, Canada
IMDB Rating: 7.1
With their father away fighting in the Civil War, Joe, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, men friends start to become a part of the household.
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(19 May 2013)
This review is from: Little Women (Collector's Series) (DVD) I love this movie overall because it features some very famous actors and actresses, but because it is a well-made version of a classic tale. Little Women is enjoyable over and over and again, and I just had to have it!
(18 May 2013)
This review is from: Little Women (DVD) Love the movie, I watch it every Christmas. Somehow, when ordering this, I missed or it was omitted, that it was for European DVD players only. Won't work on the players made for the American market. I wish it would have been clearer when I ordered it.
(06 May 2013)
In my opinion, this version of Little Women has it's flaws; First, in my mind Katharine Hepburn will always be the perfect Jo March--Winona Ryder is far too pretty to be credible as Jo (although her acting is great), Samantha Mathis is awful (particularly contrasted with the absolutely perfect embodiment of Amy by Kristen Dunst--if only they could have spliced in Elizabeth Taylor's perfect "adult" Amy from the 1949 version!), Claire Danes was physically wrong as Beth and I thought her death scene was disappointing, and I thought Eric Stoltz was awfully modern as Mr. Brooke. However, the sets, costumes and cinematography are perfect (Jo running out into the rain to meet the Prof. is one of my favorite visuals), Susan Sarandon, Christian Bale and Trini Alvarado are fabulous and Gabriel Byrne won me over (looking like Spencer Tracy's hunkier brother!). I loved the injection of Alcott's politics, feminism and real life experiences. I saw this film on opening day, watched the video at least once a month, and finally upgraded to DVD. The documentary and director's commentary are wonderful. Buy it!!
HelluvaMomma07 (05 May 2013)
I love this movie and book so much that I think I have seen it over fifty times.I laughed and cried and had a broken heart when Jo didn't except Lauries proposal. They were meant to be but he and Amy are okay by me.I was glad they all lived for each other the way a family should.When beth died I couldn't stop crying.
Scott Nicholas (02 May 2013)
This is one of the greatest movies I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. It is a remarkable piece of art. It is so rare to see a film that is moving from beginning to end. i am touched so many times through out this film. I cry everytime I watch Beth get ill, then recover and receive Mr. Lawrence's piano amd everything leading up ti Beth's death.
(01 May 2013)
This review is from: Little Women (Collector's Series) (DVD) Good product, in perfect condition. Happy to have a DVD now, as I no longer have a VHS to play my VHS copy!
(01 May 2013)
This has to be one of my favourite movies ever. I absolutely love it. It's the best version of the story so far I think. The 1944 one isn't too faithful to the book (Amy is older than Beth for a start) and the 1933 one has dated,despite a very contemporary performance from Katherine Hepburn.The cast in this is ideal. Winona Ryder (though far too pretty for Jo) is perfect, as is the rest of the cast, especially Susan Sarandon and Kristin Dunst. Clare Danes's death scene must be one of the most touching ever.Only I always watch it with the thought "Why on earth didn't Jo end up with Laurie." Especially when they had such chemistry like in this version
(30 April 2013)
I remember when this film hit the theaters and I thought, "Oh, no! Not another version! Not another film about young women seeking their place int the world and the men they want to share it with!" I could not have been more mistaken. This movie is nearly perfect! The acting on all fronts is in the least, professional, at the most, Oscar worthy! Notice all the exclamations!!! This movie is loaded with fine detail. From the costumes to the props to the sets(to the haircuts!), this is an expertly crafted film version of the much celebrated novel. The only question I have is about the casting of Gabriel Byrne as "Jo's" ultimate love interest. Mr. Byrne acquits himself well and is memorable, but it is just hard for me to see Winona Ryder matched up with him. Throughout the rest of the film the casting is perfect, the chemistry is superb. Buy this film now! Remember, I'm a guy raving about this movie!
thrwmbgkdosbepmc (28 April 2013)
I love rewatching things after not seeing them in a long time and justfalling in love with it all over again. And that's what happened herewith Little Women. I was a young girl myself when it came out intheaters and I enjoyed it then, though honestly I don't recall if I hadever read the book before then. I don't have any sisters so I don'tknow the true relationship between sisters but I imagine it's a lotlike brothers and I have three of them so I could relate in many waysto the relationships between the four of them. I think that Jo andLaurie would have made a great couple, but Jo was right. Laurie neededsomeone more like Amy than herself. Jo and Laurie were too much alike.The combination of Laurie and Amy matched together similar to Jo andFredrick.Amy was calm and Laurie outgoing and Fredrick was calm and Jooutgoing. I can't think of anyone I know who has seen this movie andnot cried when Beth passes away. A scene that sticks in your mind evendays after watching it. Cuddle up in a blanket with your popcorn andenjoy this wonderful film.
evil_dustmite (28 April 2013)
one of my most favorite movies of all times. its cool great and smells like teen spirit. sorry i had to type that. great movie. happiness all over the place. great wonderful movies. i absolutely love this movie. ok im done and ready to eat so thats it.
(26 April 2013)
I borrowed this DVD from my friend, and after one week ordered my own copy. It is the best version of Little Women that I have ever seen. Even my 3 year old daughter loved it and would dance around the room in her dress-up clothes to be like Jo. Wynona Ryder is wonderful in this heartwarming family movie. I highly recommend it.
(25 April 2013)
I enjoyed watching this version. I have seen the other two versions from the 1930s and 1940s and this was comparable. Winona Ryder did a very good job as Jo and captured Jo's spirit perfectly. The movie never got slow and kept me riveted.I really enjoyed Gabriel Byrne's portrayal of Professor Behr and thought he captured the character perfectly. Professor Behr has always been my favorite character, so I enjoyed this portrayal of him. The opera scene was the most touching and romantic scene between him and Jo. Claire Danes as Beth was a little out of place. Beth was quite capable in the book and I found this Beth a little weak. The death scene was very touching and a tear-jerker. Samantha Mathis, as the older Amy, was a bit stilted in her performance and I could find no real chemistry between her and Christian Bale (Laurie). I loved Kristen Dunst and Trini Alvarado. Susan Sarandon as always held her own as the matriarch, Marmie. I would recommend this for any DVD collection, especially for any Little Women fan. A great movie when one is in the mood for a relaxing afternoon.
(23 April 2013)
Well, i really enjoyed watching this movie. Thomas Newman as always impressed me with his great musicial talent with the pieces of art which put them into this movie.
(23 April 2013)
When I watched this remake of Little Women for the first time I remember that I was a bit disappointed. Artistic license was taken throughout the movie downplaying religion, inserting feminism, and changing characters in various ways, so that one might very well ask, "Is this really Little Women?" But the movie remains in my library and I can't tell you how many times I've watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I cry every time. Each time I wonder do I have another tear left for this movie? And sure enough, before I know it I'm a basket case--what a catharsis! One downside--soft voices and subtitles--I prefer voices I can hear and no subtitles!The cinematography is breathtaking, the music haunting and lovely, and the characters grow on you. So what if they made Marmee into a feminist or that Winona Ryder, as Jo, is far too pretty so that one must almost laugh when she laments that she's ugly and awkward. So what if Claire Danes as Beth is a healthy-looking girl or that Kirsten Dunst as young Amy is childish? Somehow you grow to love these characters. And you'll cry when Beth dies whether you feel that she looks frail enough for the part or not. And, oh, don't tell me that Gabriel Byrne as Mr. Bhaer doesn't make a wonderful suitor! He knocks this 66-year-old lady's socks off! He's handsome and yet European enough to make you believe, whether he has the German accent right or not, that he's a professor, a bit different, someone whom our free-thinking Jo can love.So although artistic license is taken, this movie still resembles the book and adults and children of all ages can enjoy it. I have one criticism of a small detail which seems important to the story. It's not made at all clear as to why Jo is trying to hide out at the dance--no mention is made of the fact that the back of her dress is scorched from standing too close to the fireplace. And when Laurie looks at the back of her dress, one wonders why unless one, of course, has read the book. I loved the book as a child and read it many times, but I'm well aware that some of our young people may not have read the book. They have added things to the movie that aren't in the book and taken things out. But, still, the bottom line is that the moral values are excellent, the story is heartwarming, the characters are endearing, and it will tug at your heartstrings.I tried to do a review of the 1949 Little Women and the powers that be stated that I'd already done a review, so I don't think it's possible to do separate reviews for the various versions of Little Women. So I'll just state here that all the versions have something good to offer. I can't say much about the TV movie with Meredith Baxter Birney and Susan Dey because I saw it just once many years ago. I remember that it was hard for me to really get into that movie, though, because the actors were so familiar to me. I am one of those rare individuals who hasn't seen Winona Ryder in other productions and I will even admit that I'm not much of an old movie buff or even a movie buff at all so I haven't seen a lot of Katherine Hepburn. Katherine Hepburn is the perfect Jo, I feel; she is a wonderful Jo. In fact, she is my favorite part of the 1933 version, with the women who play Beth and Amy tying for second place. The 1933 version overdoes the playacting. The singing is atrocious and it's just not the type of thing you want to watch over and over. You tend to want to fast forward. I think the 1949 version is almost perfect and would perhaps be even more so if Katherine Hepburn were Jo. June Allyson is wonderful. But Hepburn is quintessential Jo even though she is almost too beautiful for the part. But she can make the funniest faces which compensate for her overall beauty. She can actually make herself look very homely just by mugging for the camera. The 1949 and 1933 versions stick more closely to the book which, let's face it, makes more sense especially when you have read the book. I loved the book, and I think that if I would have seen the 1994 version as a child I would have been rather disappointed--I would have wondered what happened to Little Women. But I will admit that as an adult I really enjoy the cinematography and the music of the 1994 version. It never grows old. It's just a feast for the eyes and ears. Little Women is a beautiful story for children and adults and I just can't say enough about how wonderful it is that it has been brought to the screen so many times--each time in a slightly different way.
Mercy Bell (20 April 2013)
I hear it's really hard to turn a book into a movie, and even as a viewer, Inotice this. You can keep the book and lose a movie, or you make a movie andlose a book. But this balances and keeps the essence of the book andcreates a miraculous movie that works on every single level.It's depth, it's warmth, it's beauty (from aesthetics to costumes tostoryline), it all works. I saw this movie before I read the book, and mymom, a big fan of the book loved it, so did my dad who had never read it.Unlike a lot of period classics that are turned into films, this one has norigidity or boring spots, and it doesn't feel like the dime a dozen periodfilms out there that re-use the same costumes and replay the same stories.It flows and invites you into the world of these girls, making the 1860s andthe March family intensely real.Fabulous acting by an ensemble cast completes this film. Winona Ryder wasinspired casting, and in my opinion makes the best screen Jo ever. She'sfeisty, strong, tomboyish, but has a warmth and grace about her that I feelKatharine Hepburn and June Allyson (the most famous Jo's) didn't have andsuits the character wonderfully. the best thing about these characters isthat they endear themselves to you, something many movies lack. Greatensemble as well: Susan Sarandon, Christian Bale, Claire Danes (at 14,believe it or not), Eric Stoltz, Kirsten Dunst, Trini Alvarado, SusanWickes, Gabriel Byrne all of them are incredible, and fitperfectly.And if you can get through Beth's death scene without crying, you're prettytough. It's a scene that doesn't pull sentimental melodrama, but playshonestly and goes to that heartbreaking sadness of losing someone. And thegeranium petals and dolls and Thomas Newman's brilliant score finish off thescene, and I think makes it one of the greatest scenes in any film of thelast 10 years (and they didn't even include it in the 75th Oscars montage,tsk tsk). The ending is incredibly lovely, and as James Lipton of the ActorsStudio says, only needs those "three words" to coney everything that needsto be said.This is a beautiful film. It's inviting, but not overly sweet, and thoughnothing too exciting happens, still very fulfilling and entertaining; it canbe very bittersweet, but it is a joyful film, and says a lot about peopleand our emotions and our lives and yet is not confrontational in the least.It pulled out themes and messages which are often looked over out of one ofthe world's most famous books and made a lasting work of art that touchesyour heart.
Ben (19 April 2013)
The movie is wonderfully played- wonderfully laid out. The way the story was told and the way the acting was done was just wonderful. Each and every person in this movie portrayed their part with outstanding ovation.
(16 April 2013)
This review is from: Little Women (Collector's Series) (DVD) appreciated that the item was sent out ASAP and received in excellent condition...would use this vendor again...
(16 April 2013)
This review is from: Little Women (Collector's Series) (DVD) The movie is great! It came on time and and it works just fine. There is really noting else to say!
(15 April 2013)
This review is from: Little Women (Amazon Instant Video) I got it for my 11 y.o. girls since she just finished the book. We both enjoyed it so much!
(15 April 2013)
This review is from: Little Women (Collector's Series) (DVD) i have watched this movie several times but never get tried of it.i love everything about i think every house hold should owen at least one copie.thanks
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