Ensemble chick flicks: ''Little Women''
Ensemble chick flicks: ”Little Women”
THE PREMISE What four sisters growing up in Civil War-era New England lack in monetary wealth, they make up for in familial riches.
THE LEADING LADIES Winona Ryder as The Liberated Chick, Kirsten Dunst as The Bratty Little Sis, Trini Alvarado as The Responsible One, Susan Sarandon as The Mother Hen, and Claire Danes as The Ill-Fated Beauty
YOU’LL LAUGH… When the March sisters dress up as boys and put on Jo’s funny little plays
YOU’LL CRY… When the five-hanky death scene finally arrives
FUN FACT Little Women was also a 1949 all-star film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, and June Allyson. (Plus, George Cukor’s 1933 version starred Katharine Hepburn in one of her first film roles.)
WHAT EW SAID ”This new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel…is such a graceful, unsentimental, well-made movie that it would be a damn pity if the thing languished because all the guys in town were blowing their bucks on Dumb and Dumber.” (Read the review)