"Women, they have minds, and they have souls, as well as just hearts", Ronan's Jo says in the trailer.
What's striking about this trailer is how modern the movie looks.
"Just because my dreams are different than yours, it doesn't mean they're unimportant", Watson's Meg tells Jo. However, rather than coming off as discordant or ahistorical, the approach works. I'm sure some folks will just see this as Lady Bird: 1868, but this doesn't simply feel like a rehash.
"Little Women" was big news around MA this past fall, with actors in period-appropriate attire popping up around the Back Bay area and Boston Common as well as prominent Boston spots like the Fairmont Copley Plaza and Arnold Arboretum. It is due for release in the United Kingdom and Ireland on December 26 after the film's Christmas Day release in the US. In Gerwig's take, the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on her own terms - is both timeless and timely.
Starring - *deep breath* - Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Eliza Scanlen, Bob Odenkirk, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep, Little Women has officially been upgraded from auteurial curiosity to one of the film's I'm most looking forward to come award season.