Release date: December 21, 1994
Running time: 115 minutes
Country: United States
Written by: Robin Swicord
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong
Produced by: Denise Di Novi
Music by: Thomas Newman
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Little women is one of my favorite childhood movies.
Very nice and dramatic story about love, friendship, family and life. It must have been ages since I saw the movie, and to be honest I still love it! <3
The movie in 1994 is the one I love. I haven’t seen the older movies since it’s difficult to find.
When I wachted the movie last night I was so surprised to see such a huge cast.
From Kirsten Dunst to Susan Sarandon.
I have seen the movie alot and to be honest I still had to cry a bit …
The history of the “Little Women”
It all started with America with Louisa May Alcott. Louisa is the author of the “Little Women”. The book is based a bit on her family and is loosely based on the author’s childhood experiences with her three sisters. Due to the succes of “Little Women”(1868) there came a second volume named “Good Wives”(1869). In 1880 they made a publication of the books as a single volume. They named this “Little Woman”. Alcott made 2 sequels “Little Men” and “Jo’s Boys”.
Ofcourse of every good books there are movies. The book has been refilmed for over 8 times. Started in 1917 and the most recent movie was made in 1994.
And as usual from good movies there comes series. They made TV shows of little women in 1978, 1950 & 1958
In 1981 the Japanese Kazuya Miyazaki made an animated movie of little women. Which was produced by Toei Animation. After that hit they made a serie in 1987 which was added to the World Masterpiece Theater.
The movie is about the March sisters (beautiful Meg, tempestuous Jo, tender Beth, and romantic Amy) growing up in Concord, Massachusetts during and after the American Civil War. With their father away fighting in the war, the girls struggle with major and minor problems under the guidance of their strong-willed mother, affectionately called Marmee. As a means of escaping some of their problems, the sisters revel in performing in romantic plays written by Jo in their attic theater.
It’s a story with drama, love, war,… everything you need for a good girls night!
Characters / Cast
|Winona Ryder as Jo March||
Josephine “Jo” March, an ambitious young girl who longs to become a successful author.
|Gabriel Byrne as Friedrich Bhaer||
A handsome professor who falls in love with Jo while she works as a tutor in New York.
|Trini Alvarado as Meg March||
the eldest March sister. She marries Laurie’s tutor, John Brooke, and gives birth to twins, a boy (Demi) and girl (Daisy).
|Samantha Mathis as older Amy March||
the youngest March daughter. Instead of the brown hair and brown or green eyes of her sisters, she has golden curls and blue eyes. She later marries Laurie and becomes a successful painter.
|Kirsten Dunst as younger Amy March||
Amy was the only character played by two different actresses.
|Claire Danes as Beth March||
The third March daughter, was shy and loyal. She contracted scarlet fever which weakened her heart and resulted in her death some years later.
|Christian Bale as Laurie||
Theodore “Laurie” Laurence, the grandson of the March’s neighbor.
|Eric Stoltz as John Brooke||
Laurie’s tutor and Meg’s eventual husband.
|Susan Sarandon as Mrs. March||
the mother of the March daughters.