PG | | Drama, Family, Romance
Christina Ricci, Natalie Portman, and Thora Birch auditioned for the role of young Amy March, but the part went to Kirsten Dunst. Reese Witherspoon was considered to play both the young and adult Amy due to her short height. After it was decided it didn't work to have the same actress play the role in two separate timelines, Samantha Mathis was chosen to play the adult Amy. Hugh Grant and John Turturro both auditioned to play Professor Bhaer.
We bear our souls and tell the most appalling secrets.
The opera which Jo and Frederick watch is Georges Bizet's "Pearl Fishers", which was first performed in Paris in 1863. However, the opera was not performed in the U.S. until 1892, long after the action of the film.
English, German, French
$2,411,247 25 December 1994