Can’t get too nostalgic about Miracle on 34th Street? What about Little Women circa ’94? Let’s spark a yule log and enjoy Winona and the girls in all their unmitigated, mid-nineties glory. Susan Sarandon presides over the sisters March played by Trini Alvarado, Claire Danes, Samantha Mathis, and a young Kirsten Dunst. Louisa May Alcott purists may quibble with certain literary inaccuracies, but isn’t that always true with adaptations of classics? Honestly, half of the enjoyment of this movie is luxuriating in the hypnotic 1860’s hair weave action. The mega-manes serve as the attention-seeking fifth sister. Consider a visit to Orchard House once you’ve taken your annual trip to Indiana for A Christmas Story.
Winona Forever Bitches.