Item description for Little Women (Collector's Series) by Gillian Armstrong, Winona Ryder & Gabriel Byrne...
Overview Save a place in your heart for the unforgettable story of these...Little Women Winona Ryder (in an Oscar-nominated role) and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon (1995 Best Actress, Dead Man Walking) star in this "affectionate, superbly acted" (Los Angeles Times) family favorite. With her husband off at war, Marmee (Susan Sarandon) is left alone to raise their four daughters -- her "little women." There is the spirited Jo (Winona Ryder); conservative Meg (Trini Alvarado, Paulie); fragile Beth (Claire Danes, Romeo & Juliet); and romantic Amy (played at different ages by Kirsten Dunst [Wag The Dog] and Samantha Mathis [Broken Arrow]). As the years pass, the sisters share some of the most cherished and painful memories of self-discovery, as Marmee and Aunt March (Mary Wickes, The Man Who Came To Dinner) guide them through issues of independence, romance and virtue. Gabriel Byrne (End Of Days), Eric Stoltz (TV's Chicago Hope) and Christian Bale (Portrait of a Lady) co-star in this "handcrafted Valentine" (Newsweek) of a film. This wonderful adaptation of the book by Louisa May Alcott written over 100 years ago stays true to the story, presenting role models for today's young women in an age of throwaway relationships. The characters live what the Scriptures teach regarding humility, modesty, kindness, friendship and forgiveness.
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Actors: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Gabriel Byrne
Directors: Gillian Armstrong
Writers: Robin Swicord, Louisa May Alcott
Producers: Denise Di Novi, Robin Swicord, Warren Carr
Cinematographers: Geoffrey Simpson
Format: AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Sony Pictures
Running Time: 118.00 minutes
Record Label Sony Pictures
Format AC-3 / Anamorphic / Closed-captioned /
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Publisher PROVIDENT #130
ISBN 0012460990 ISBN13 0043396050440 UPC 043396050440
Availability 0 units.
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Solid Feb 29, 2008
Okay, it's a bit schmaltzy, and steeped in our modern views--some of which Alcott shared, but couldn't print--but it's a reasonable interpretation of the book. I thought the casting was very good, and Susan Sarandon did a particularly fine job as Marmee. The most outstanding part of this production is that it succeeds in making John Brooke interesting, Professor Bhaer sexy, and the Professor and Jo's romance believable. Much as I enjoy the book, I think Alcott failed on those last points.
this is my new favorite movie Jan 27, 2008
I first got Little Women from the library and I loved it so much that I bought it several hours later after work. I am a big fan of the book and I am glad that they stayed very close to it. The scenery and the score tie the movie together beautifully. I like how they stayed away from casting beauty queens and hunks but chose realistic people. This is a must see for anyone who likes the book, period pieces, or just good old-fashioned movies. Marmee can be a little preachy about the rights of woman but she was in the book to. All in all, it is very good entertainment.
For Little Boys too! Jan 18, 2008
Little Women has become my families favorite movie. My 2 sons 11 & 6, as well as my 3 year old daughter absolutely adore this movie. It is a story of generousity in times of hardship and shows the value of holding tight to your family. Jo definately steals the show with her unrequeted love/friendship with Lawri.
easy transaction Jan 7, 2008
The transaction was seamless from ordering to delivery. The product arrived in good condition and well ahead of my expected timeline.
I love this version Jan 3, 2008
Little Women was my favorite book growing up and I have read it several times. I have also own both the Kathern Hepburn and the June Allison versions. I saw this movie in the theater and I just finished watching it again today, 1/3/08 and I still think it is the best film adaptation.
Over all, I think that this version has the best actors, the highest production values, and was beautifully portrayed. It was like they were really those people. True, there were some scenes that weren't in the book but over all it was a faithful adaptation.
Some of the things I especially liked was that the scene were Amy falls in the pond was included. This was a very dramatic event in the book, and was left out of the other 2 versions. I also enjoyed the inclusion of Pickwick papers. I thought all the actresses were close in appearance to the characters and often posed like the engravings of the book. Christian Bale was a very good Laurie. Kirsten Durst was amazing as Amy.
There were 4 things I really didn't like and wondered why they were included in this version. One, Susan Sarandon's portrayal of Marmie. Marmie was not a feminist. I'm guessing Armstrong felt Alcott was somewhat of a feminist in her own right and that's how she justified Sarandon's acting. Meg always wanted a silk dress and for some reason she objected to it in this version. Prof Bhaer did take Jo to the theater,but they had regular seats not ones backstage. Jo drinking and talking to men. This is a very small thing and they do this in all period movies but all the kissing that Jo and Prof Bhaer did while they were in New York- We know that didn't happen.
I don't think that there were ever be a better version, because of the quailty of the actors.