Tuesday, August 13, 2019

5 Off My Head: Timmy Women

The trailer for Greta Gerwig's Little Women adaptation is here, as promised yesterday, and it looks a delight -- Greta's clearly brought her Gorgeous Millennial Energy to Louisa May Alcott's 150-year-old book, casting the tale of Jo & Co. through the lens of our times, and that cast, that cast, that cast. Here's the trailer itself:
I'll leave all the studies in actressing and dialects and large draping fabrics to the other folks -- if you've come to MNPP for Little Women talk you've come here for the Timmy of it, and in this respect I have to say I think Greta is definitely One Of Us. Timothée Chalamet, who's playing the timeless fuckboi Laurie, gets more of a focus in the trailer than more than half the March sisters, if not more! And we're here for it. And so I give you...

My 5 Favorite Shots of Timmy in the Little Women Trailer

Any list of awesome things must begin where Awesome Things begin, and that is with Laura Dern. Seeing the two of them together is As Good As It Gets. Speaking of I would watch a remake of As Good As It Gets starring these two, honestly. 

This shot is an absolute paean to The Art of Loving Timmy -- Greta is clearly as smitten as any of us. It makes me think of Little Edie talking about The Marble Faun for some reason. Classical fuckboi.

As I immediately stated on Twitter upon watching the trailer -- watching James Norton stare at Timmy's hair is some sort of religious experience, I think? Thrice the fuckboi energy! And Timmy thumbing those suspenders is a lot for me, this early in the day. That said I can't figure out who Dude #3 is, anybody recognize him? And how is it not Lucas Hedges?

I mean this is what we are here for.

Timmy bringing the performance!

Timmy running!

Timmy dancing!

Oh I seem to have lost count of the Timmy pictures. Whatever -- so did whatever smart soul cut this trailer together. Timmy sells! Little Women is perfectly and exquisitely out on Christmas Day -- what do we all think of the trailer?


jasonbkny said...

I think the guy on the right is Dash Barber as Fred Vaughn, possessor of 40,000 a year

Adrian C said...

my favorite was timmy dancing, this movie looks great.

Manny said...

I was thrown by the modernity, but that's not to say it'll be a bad fit.

This trailer is exhausting, though. Like, I was already over the movie by the time the title screen came up. Perhaps something a little less "greatest hits" would have been better, but what do I know?

Not a big fan of the cinematography or the colors. That shot of Chalamet sitting down in the GIF is incredibly dark, and not in a sexy way.

Some of the performances skew broad in the trailer, even Ronan, who hits some similar notes with Lady Bird, which makes sense.

Anyway, we'll see! Maybe it'll be like the trailer for Ever After (1998), which is an amazing trailer, but does not in any way, shape, or form reflect the movie it's advertising. Haha!

Also, no Garrel shots in the trailer? :(

Anonymous said...

I was not looking forward to another stuffy adaptation of the book but this looks fun! What a great cast. And Eliza Scanlen was so fantastic in Sharp Objects that I hope she has a lot to do here.