This is the first major film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's semi-autobiographical novel about the four March sisters' coming of age in 1860's New England. We see the quartet brave the Civil War without their father around, befriend the lonely rich boy next door, learn about altruism from Marmee (their mom), and deal with loss, separation and death.
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Unlike the feminist spirit that dominates the 1994 version, here the emphasis is on relationships. While the movie does deal with Jo March's drive to be a writer, it spends much more time on the girls mixing with one another, as well as with those around them, and mulling over life's prospects, especially romantic attachments.
The review of this Movie prepared by Elana Starr