Little Women

Little Women

DVD - 2005
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This tale centers on the March household: mother "Marmee" and her four daughters; Meg, Amy, Beth and Jo, and chronicles this New England family's joys and tribulations during the Civil War. The girls are committed to "showing father proud," father being a minister gone off to meet the spiritual needs of Yankee soldiers at war. Buoyed by their mother, the girls learn the meaning of giving and sacrifice with a jollity that may be off-putting to jaded 21st century viewers, especially when faced with the March girls presenting a "play" in their living room to the delight of invited neighbors and the consternation of one cantankerous but lovable aunt. The girls' placid lives are disrupted when one sibling falls ill, and the story becomes as real as life, at its most joyful and painful.

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NWPL Feb 09, 2017

I love this version of Little Women! Katharine Hepburn is Jo March and love her interactions with all the other characters. And, seeing so many fabulous actresses in one film is great.

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Monolith
Jun 13, 2013

An endearing eighty year old adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic from director George Cukor. Although the woman was an icon, there's something I find irritating about Katharine Hepburn's manner of speaking. And she certainly loved being the center of attention. Edna May Oliver's tightly wound spinster character (Aunt March) was hilarious; I've seen her in several vintage films and she's always the same, and cracks me up every time.

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madishoemake
Apr 13, 2011

This is a great version of a great book! I love Katherine Hepburn in this movie! WATCH IT! :)

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Jun 13, 2013

Jo March: "Christopher Columbus!"

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