'Little Women': Celebrating 19 Years of the Classic Film Through Tweets
It seems like only yesterday that my buddy Lisa and I were bundled up in her dorm room watching her rickety VHS recorded-from-TV copy of Little Women (the version starring Winona Ryder, of course) squealing over Jo's rejection of Christian Bale—I mean, Laurie—and silently weeping through Beth's spittle-laden death. It's hard to believe that December 21 marks the 19th anniversary of Little Women . I decided to celebrate in the most appropriate way possible—a viewing (yes I own the DVD, I bought it at Target several years ago in a fit of nostalgia) complete with live tweets. For the 20th anniversary next year, anticipate a fully staged remake in my apartment.
4:20 PM This score is so good. Thomas Newman is a boss.
4:23 PM Wait this is based on a book? Just kidding Louisa May Alcott! #flawless
4:24 PM Everything in this movie is so wintry. I just want to wrap myself in a shawl and hang pine garlands throughout my apartment.
4:26 PM Kirsten Dunst is five and Claire Danes has brown hair. I am officially old.
4:28 PM "Isn't butter divinity?" AMY LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH
4:29 PM Laurie's first appearance. Do you think Christian Bale at this point was scheming, first Little Women, then BATMAN? He is so skinny.
4:32 PM "He was reared in Italy amongst artists and vagrants." #whitepeopleproblems
4:33 PM "When I'm married I'm going to be disgustingly rich." #stfu #fuamy
4:43 PM Oh shit this is when Jo burns Meg's hair right off her head! I was forever ruined from curling irons after this.
4:41 PM HE ISN'T A BOY HE'S LAURIE DUH
4:41 PM "Young girls are no different than boys in their need for exertion . . . blah blah restrictive corsets." Susan Sarandon is a babe #preach
4:42 PM It's so weird that Eric Stoltz is in this movie
4:43 PM I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT LIMES ARE? LIKE THE FRUIT? WHAT
4:47 PM "I want to do something different." Don't we all Jo? Don't we all.
4:54 PM I swear, if someone threw my manuscript in a fire when there was no such thing as an external hard drive there would be hell to pay. Like, I'd probably be in jail. #fuamy
4:56 PM YOU'RE DEAD YOU'RE NOTHING #fuamy
4:57 PM I would've just let her drown #sorrynotsorry #fuamy #waldenpond
4:59 PM "Though I don't know who marries governesses." Uh, Ethan Hawke? Everyone. #greatauntmarch
5:01 PM Oh, right, I forgot about the Civil War. #thesouth #silk
5:02 PM The actress who plays Meg is so pretty. What happened to her? Trini Alvarado.
5:06 PM Jo's writing cap is ridiculous. She looks like Ebenezer Scrooge.
5:07 PM "You're father's been wounded." OH SHIT RIGHT THE WAR SHIT
5:08 PM Jo just sold her hair. "Jo, your one beauty!" #fuamy
5:11 PM NO BETH PUT DOWN THAT BABY
5:13 PM "I promise to kiss you before you die." Ugh, Laurie, creepy. #fuamy
5:18 PM "We did not know then that a shadow had fallen." #great
5:19 PM Claire Danes is such a good crier. She is like the Laurence Olivier of crying. Her talent is evident even this early in her career.
5:23 PM DAMN this kiss is hot. Mr. Brooke! Eric Stoltz! #damn #ginger #whoknew
5:24 PM Is it wrong that I know all the words to this wedding day hymn? Lord of all to thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise!!!
5:25 PM So Amy paints teacups and she gets to go to Paris? #fuamy
5:27 PM "I HAVE LOVED YOU SINCE THE MOMENT I CLAMPED EYES ON YOU" JO WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED GIRL? $$ #darkknightrises
5:27 PM "You won't have to write unless you want to." #mansplaining
5:32 PM Embrace your liberty girl in NEW YORK #hellyes #nyc #dreamsaremadeof
5:33 PM I think becoming an adult with adult tastes is recognizing how hot Gabriel Byrne is in this film. #onfire #blueeyes #fatherlandofGoethe #grownwoman
5:38 PM Do you know the word transcendentalist? They just quoted Walt Whitman together. It's on.
5:40 PM "Men do not vote because they are good." "You should've been a lawyer Ms. March." "I should've been a great many things, Mr. Mayer." #bam #feminism
5:41 PM Zzzzzzzzzzz ok Frederich's all like, write from your heart not gonna lie I fast-forwarded
5:44 PM Opera is sexy.
5:44 PM "Aunt March, you look splendid." "I cannot say the same for you my boy." #greatauntmarch #bam
5:51 PM Meg is gigantically pregnant. #spoileralert
5:53 PM Oh shit, not the death scene. "Now I am the one going ahead!" #uglycry
5:58 PM Just wrote Little Women in one night. #nbd
6:00 PM "Allow me to introduce my wife." #fuamy #amydoesitagain
6:01 PM Whatever Jo at least you were spared that goatee.
6:04 PM No fool, I ain't married!
6:05 PM Big house for integrated school in the late 1800s, check. Published author of novel from the heart, check. Sexy German professor husband, check.
6:07 PM MY HANDS! NOT EMPTY NOW. <3
Fin. I need a drink.
Image: Columbia Pictures