Little Women (1994)

Rated solidly PG. No cussing.

Before you see Greta Gerwig’s take on Louisa May Alcott’s classic feminist novel later this week, gobble up our chat about Gillian Armstrong’s 25-year-old version. The Next 176 Project throws a big hug around Winona Ryder and her fellow March girls (especially Claire Danes) because your contract as a human pretty much demands you fall in love with lovely people like these. Ryder’s effervescent performance as Jo makes even her romance with a miscast Gabriel Byrne almost believable. So be your independent self and start yuletiding our merry little words.

For The Record: Apologies to Florence Pugh for calling her “Francis”. Also, Ryder’s list of impressive pre-1994 credits should have included Edward Scissorhands and The Age Of Innocence.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1994 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1994 in film

1994 Academy Award winners & nominees

Joey on Friends’ reaction to Beth’s fate + the end of the episode

Links to: The 1933 and 1949 and 2019 editions of Little Women and Heathers and the 1992 Dracula and The Shawshank Redemption

YouTube links: Jo clicks with Laurie and Beth’s Christmas gift and Laurie proposes to Jo and Laurie effectively proposes to Amy and Beth shuffles off to another coil and the ending

Previously on the Next 175 Project: Christmas Vacation

December 30th on the Next 177 Project: Best Of The Decade