What young girl hasn't wished she was a March sister? Louisa May Alcott's masterful 1868 novel is timeless, and the 1994 movie remake—starring Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Claire Danes and a young Kirsten Dunst—is the kind of film that transports moviegoers young and old. Set in Civil War–era New England, you can't help but feel the cold and the hunger that afflicts the four daughters of a Union Army chaplain. Young viewers will be in awe of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, while the adult set will watch Susan's Marmee with awe and admiration.
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