"Little Women" is a gem of a movie, encompassing comedy, drama, andromance into one well-made film that is true to Louisa May Alcott'sliterary classic. It follows the lives of the four March sisters, fromthe turbulence of youth, the turmoil and romance of adolescence, thejoy of love, and the pain of loss. The quality of this movie dependsentirely upon the chemistry between the actors, and it accomplishedthis with success. The film is a vignette of scenes throughout thesisters' lives, showing their relationships with one another and withthe people around them.<br><br>Winona Ryder is the quintessential Jo, the tomboyish, spirited sisterwho dreams of becoming an accomplished writer. She brings arefreshingly sweet, human touch to the character, who is as impulsiveand headstrong as she is ambitious and loving. Ryder carried the filmbeautifully, and much of its success is due to her.<br><br>Trini Alvarado made a very pretty and convincing Meg, the dependableolder sister, although she is not so set on marrying for money as sheis in the book. Claire Danes as sweet, selfless Beth, really shone inone heartbreaking scene that is impossible not to cry through. For herperformance as the spoiled youngest sister, Amy, the very young KirstenDunst showed remarkable potential, and brought humor to the character.<br><br>Christian Bale as Laurie was everything the "boy next door" should be:handsome, kind, and charming. His chemistry with Winona Ryder wasconsiderable, and made their friendship very believable. Susan Sarandonplayed a wonderful Marmee, supportive and loving towards her girls.<br><br>Another thing I would recommend is the soundtrack to this movie,composed by Thomas Newman, which has some gorgeous music on it.<br><br>10/10
Drama / Family
Drama / Family
's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken women for her time. The story tells of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.
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