Little Women

Winona Ryder in the film 'Little Women'

The Church meets pop culture for this podcast series of Advent reflections. Fr Peter Malone MSC relates 28 movies to the Gospel.

Following an Advent Calendar theme, one MP3 review is uploaded for each day of Advent.

Gospel for 20 December

Little Women (1994)

"The Gospel of the Annunciation comes up several times during Advent - and we've spoken about 'Mother and Child' and 'Agnes of God' so I was looking for a good film that gives an almost idealistic picture of a mother and 'Little Women' came to mind. There have been many versions but I'm talking about the one from 1994."


Please note: Peter Malone's MP3 reflection was recorded using Skype so the audio quality today is not as high as the reviews recorded in a more professional environment.  

You can listen to the podcast using the audio player in the top right-hand corner of this page. Right-click on the link below the player to download.

Fr Peter's review

Little Women - Review 42.50 kB

Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).


Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.


Little Women (1994)

Fr Peter Malone MSC reviews 'Little Women' and relates the film to Advent.   little-women.mp3 4.58 MB