In spite of the great acting and cinema photography, I honestly like the 1994 version better. The scrambled timeline of scenes was particularly annoying, making it hard to follow if you don't already know the story.
I wasn't happy with parts of the movie. I thought the feminism was heavy, despite, as stated, the oppression being a sign of their times. Jo's final concession to allowing her character to get married is one example. As for significant quotes, I was appalled when I heard Marmie say, speaking of slavery, that she had always been ashamed of her country. A reply to that was "You should still be," and she added, "I am", or something close to that. This seems to be the popular attitude nowadays, rather than noting the goodness of the only country fighting a civil war to end the horrible practice. It is subtle asides like this that perpetuate growing anti-American attitudes. Yes, lovely film, good acting, but I'm not recommending it.
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