This modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic work features many of the iconic scenes from the beloved novel, including (spoiler altert!) Beth dies. I mention this because my husband, who has seen the Winona Ryder version of this movie at least twice, seemed blindsided by this turn of events. "You didn't tell me it was going to be a tear-jerker" he sobbed at the end of the film.
Anyway, its inclusion on this blog is made possible by Jo (Sarah Davenport) who, while railing against her editor's demands for further revisions of her novel suggests that she has "other talents" and because she loves books perhaps she could just become "a spinster librarian". Oh, Jo, don't you realize that a simple love of books does not a librarian make? And spinster, really?
Despite this flaw I enjoyed the film.