Little Women
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This newest version of Louisa May Alcott's tender novel is considered to be among the best as it chronicles the lives of four sisters growing up in the mid nineteenth century. The story is set in New England during and immediately after the Civil War. The four March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are living alone with their mother Marmee. Their father has left to fight in the Union Army and their standard of living and social status has been greatly reduced. The story primarily focuses upon Jo, a budding writer of adventure and crime stories. As the seasons turn and years pass the girls… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

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"An outstanding version of Louisa May Alcott's perennial, one that surpasses even the best previous rendition, George Cukor's 1933 outing starring Katharine Hepburn."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Ryder has Gillian Armstrong to shape the surrounding story, etching scenes of the March girls into indelibly lovely images while emphasizing the underlying strength of Louisa Mae Allcott's family tale."
‑ Lucy Mohl,
"The third version of the classic is better than the second (in 1948) and almost as touching as Cukor's first rendition in 1933, toplining Kathatrine Hepburn."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Devoted and lovely retelling of the classic story."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"The characters are two dimensional stick figures. They do absolutely no wrong."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Be prepared, however, for a large beaker of the milk of human kindness."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Director Gillian Armstrong and writer Robin Swicord have fashioned an entrancing film from this distinctly unfashionable classic."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Director Gillian Armstrong's feminist spin on classic material retains the moving humanity of Louisa May Alcott's novel while reworking it with welcome freshness."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Despite good casting, interesting sets and costumes and Armstrong's good direction, the viewers still might feel somewhat cheated -- instead of an interesting period piece they received ordinary melodrama."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"It is a delight for anyone who appreciates genuine emotion, insight, and beautiful filmmaking."
‑ Scott Renshaw,
"Ladies, get out your hand-hemmed handkerchiefs for the loveliest Little Women ever on screen."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Meticulously crafted, and warmly acted."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"A little sappy."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Vibrant and appealing screen interpretation of Louis May Alcott's classic story about family as an evolving energy field of love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The sixth filming may well rank as the most beautiful and compelling version, though certainly some will still prefer George Cukor's classic 1933 version."
‑ Mark R. Leeper,
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