Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by thier beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie.Written by
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So you're going to Washington?
Yes, ma'am; my son is sick in the hospital there.
Oh, this will be an anxious Christmas for you.
[finding him a coat]
I think this one will do; let's try this. Is it your only son?
No, ma'am. I had four; two were killed, one is a prisoner.
You've done a great deal for your country, sir.
Oh, not a mite more than I ought, ma'am. I'd go myself if I was any use. Thank you for the overcoat.
Wait a minute...
[giving him some money]
I hope you ...
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Beautifully adapted version of the Alcott classic!
It's always a wonderful feeling when a film works its wonders on you. LITTLE WOMEN had that effect on me, and I'm not even a fan of these types of stories. This adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic has real heart, warmth, and the right amount of sentimentality, amounting to a wonderful film. Katharine Hepburn stars as the tomboyish Jo, a free-spirited young lady who is dying for adventure but craves the time she spends with her sisters. The one that stands out among the four is Beth, a caring, sweet girl with a flair for the piano. If you don't get teary-eyed about her cause, you definitely pass for a curmudgeon. The only complaint I have about this gem is that the last quarter of the film doesn't seem to have the matching effervescence that the rest of the film had. It ends abruptly and off-balance. All qualms aside, this is a genuine classic, filled with great performances and characters you can't help but like. A true family entertainment. Rating: Three stars and a half.
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