In this 1994 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic, the March sisters confront growing pains, financial shortages, family tragedies and romantic rivalries in mid-19th-century Massachusetts. Jo (Winona Ryder) struggles for independence and sometimes clashes with her beloved mother and her sisters Meg, Amy and Beth. She also contends with their cranky Aunt March, their impulsive neighbour Laurie (Christian Bale) and kindly linguistics professor Friedrich Bhaer (Gabriel Byrne).
Louisa May Alcott
The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.