Is It Already Time For Another “Little Women” Adaptation?
Here’s a secret I have never admitted on The Frisky: “Little Women” is one of my favorite movies. Specifically, the 1994 version starring Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst and Christian Bale before he was crazy. I have memorized whole parts of the script, especially the speech Laurie gives Jo when he confesses he’s in love with her (“I love you. I have always loved you, from the first time I laid eyes on you …”) and the speech Jo delivers in return (“We’d kill each other!”) and the conversation between Laurie and Amy in the carriage (“I promise to kiss you before you die”). Sigh. Really, what’s not to love? It’s got sisterly love, romance, history, humor, drama, and 19th century battles on the forefront of feminism and civil rights. So forgive me if I’m a little skeptical at the news that Sony is working on the sixth film adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott book. Yes, “Little Women” has been remade already five times before (including once with Katharine Hepburn, which, really, should put the lid on everything). Sorry, Hollywood: I don’t care you get to play Jo, Meg, Amy, Beth and Marmee March this time around — we don’t need it! [The Mary Sue]