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Jonny Lee Miller
If you have seen LeRoy version of Louise May Alcott's classic story and liked it do not waste your time watching this series. A far distance from 1933 and 1949 films and much worse than all its predecessors - even 1994 version was much better - this unnecessarily made series does not only add anything new to the existing versions but also lacks the story main attractives: the family ties between March sisters and with their parents, the homely atmosphere and charming characters that confer the story its strength and main interest. All sisters are so much alike here, hardly differing one from another. Jo's enthusiast personality, Beth's sensibility, Meg's romanticism and Amy's coquetterie are hardly perceived. Many crucial scenes such as meeting Mr. Laurence, the ball and prof. Bhaer himself are rather unsubstantial. The scenery is also dull, rather dark and with no charm at all. And yes, we know Jo does not care very much of her looks but is it necessary to look like a 70's hippy? Not bad, simply uninteresting. Not even Angela Lansbury as aunt March helps. All and all an anodyne and uninspiring version of a great classic.
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