Cover of "Little Women (Collector's Serie...

Cover of Little Women (Collector’s Series)

Sets, costumes and cinematography are all worthy of the likable job Gillian Armstrong did on the ’94 version of Little Women, a U.S. production with Susan Sarandon and Winona Ryder.  The film is a sweet, vigorous semi-fairy tale divorced neither from a certain religious spirit nor from Armstrong’s feminist sensibility.  Much of the acting is subpar, but that’s about the only blemish.

Don’t worry.  One of these days I will also review the old George Cukor film of Little Women.