Little Women

LITTLE WOMEN (PG)
D: Gillian Armstrong
Columbia Tristar (Denise di Novi)
US 1994
115 mins

Drama/Romance

W: Robin Swicord [based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott]
DP: Geoffrey Simpson
Ed: Nicholas Beauman
Mus: Thomas Newman
PD: Jan Roelfs
Cos: Colleen Atwood

Winona Ryder (Jo March), Susan Sarandon (Marmee March), Gabriel Byrne (Prof. Friedrich Baer), Eric Stoltz (John Brooke), Samantha Mathis (Amy), Trini Alvarado (Meg), Kirsten Dunst (Amy - 12 years old), Claire Danes (Beth), Christian Bale (Laurie)

Louisa May Alcott's literary classic about the relationships between the March sisters is remade again for the 1990's generation, true to its literary roots, but starring a host of names who would have been notably famous around the time of production.
The production values and performances are generally good, but it doesn't do enough to change the consensus that the 1933 film version is considered the classic adaptation of the work.
6/10

The cast of Little Women
The cast of Little Women