Saturday, October 6, 2012

Movie: Little Women

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5

Genre: Classic, family

Series or set: Of course, the book has several sequels and the story continues, but there aren’t sequels to this particular movie version. 

Primary actors: June Allyson, Margaret O’Brien, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor

Length: About two hours

Based on: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Time period: 1800’s, Civil War

Year it came out: 1949

My overall opinion: This version of Little Women is a fun one. The dresses are delightfully swingy and poufy, and the actors are good. Jo is perfect. Having Elizabeth Taylor as Amy is interesting…she’s not quite right, but she does a pretty job over all. One annoying thing, well, actually, two…the girls don’t grow at all through the whole movie. Not really. And Beth looks and sometimes seems younger than Amy – Amy does a lot of speaking for her, and Beth seems like a youngest child. Which she wasn’t. So that was a mite annoying too. However, we love this version for one scene that always sends us all into gales of laughter – Laurie getting pushed off a rock after trying to romance Jo. It’s hilarious, and the biggest thing we always remember. I really like the version and recommend it! 

Left to Right: Beth, Meg, Jo, Amy. 


Kara said...

Hey Charity U! So glad you posted comments on this movie, a GREAT book and a GREAT movie :) Although I watched the 1994 version, haven't seen this one.
Love the pictures, glad you gave it a higher rating :)

Katelyn said...

I think this is my favorite version of the book! Thanks for the post!

Little Lady said...

This is probably my fav version of Little Women EVER! I love this movie so much!

I've awarded you on my blog btw!!!