Little Women

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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age 9+

Strong female characters shine in classic book adaptation.

PBS Drama 2018

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age 9+

This version is odd, others are better.

In order of preference, based on my children's level of interest and/or boredom; 1. the Winona Ryder/Christian Bale version from the 90's. 2. the Katherine Hepburn movie from the 30's. 3. This one, in which they have odd accents, and all the sisters appear to be the same age.
age 9+

Hmmm.

Honestly, we wanted to love this movie, but it just didn't hold up as well as the Winona Ryder version from the 1990's. Yes, we're that family that has read the book and seen BOTH versions of the movie. In this one, the March girls are oddly all about the same age. Which confused the kids. It's also clearly a British production, not that I have anything against the Brits, but this is a classic American book and it just feels like BBC. Which normally I enjoy, but this time, not so much. It just wasn't as emotional as the 1994 version, or as interesting as the book.

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