Little Women is a 1994 American coming-of-age historical drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by Robin Swicord is based on Louisa May Alcott's 1868-69 two-volume novel of the same title, the fifth feature film adaptation of the classic story. After a limited release on December 21, 1994, the film was released nationwide four days later by Columbia Pictures. The film is dedicated to murder victim Polly Klaas and literary agent Judy Scott-Fox.
The film focuses on the March sisters: responsible Meg, tempestuous Jo, tender Beth, and romantic Amy, who are growing up in Concord, Massachusetts during and after the American Civil War. With their father away fighting in the war, the girls struggle with major and minor problems under the guidance of their strong-willed mother, affectionately called Marmee (pronounced "Mahmee" in 19th century New England). As a means of escaping some of their problems, the sisters revel in performing in romantic plays written by Jo in their attic theater.
|contentLocation||New York City|
|genre||drama historical romance|
|keywords||19th century american civil war civil war college friends court crush europe fight fraternal twins german germany grow up heart disease immigrant family life story london manuscript married misunderstand new england older brother philosophy play professor rheumatic heart disease scarlet fever struggle summon tempestuous than the train train ticket tutor vevey victorian victorian era west wound write young daughter|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Costume Design Academy Award for Best Original Score|
|producer||Denise Di Novi|
|publisher||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|theme||feminist melodrama narrative opera romantic drama war|