With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, male friends start to become a part of the household.
Movie Little Women
None. Some women are in 1860s style underwear and a friend suggests the oldest sister cover her chest more in one scene, but her dress actually barely reveals cleavage. Several brief kissing scenes.
Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
A character says, "I rather crave violence." (and longs to go to war to fight injustice).
Amy is struck by her teacher (the event is not shown, although we see a pink line/welt across her hand) and returns home crying softly.
Not much actual violence, Jo attacks Amy after she burns some of her writing and screams that she's dead and nothing.
2 uses of 'Thank God . . .' (probably with God in mind, but they may or may not actually been commanding someone to thank God).
1 use of 'we're both stupidly stubborn'.
1 use of 'Heavens above. You've ruined me.'
5 uses of 'blast'.
1 use of 'wretched skirts'.
One use of 'tarnation'.
5 uses of 'I hate' (you/someone/money)
1 use of 'Don't be such a beetle.'
1 use of 'Oh, where is that miserable glove?'
1 use of 'foolish'.
None. Racism is alluded to.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
No drugs. Some smoking. Main female characters are prohibitionist, but one is convinced to drink along with the men. Laurie gets drunk.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
At one point they get a telegram to say that their father has been injured in the war.
Illness and death of Beth. Amy almost drowns.