When the trailer for Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women was released at the end of the summer, everyone was in agreement that everything about it looked amazing. The cast was stacked (Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, and Meryl Streep star), the tone was uplifting, and the snippets of Gerwig’s quick-witted dialogue already had us giggling. However, now that the official posters for the film have been released, Twitter is like, “Whoa, pump the brakes.”
On Tuesday, October 29th, two Little Women film posters were released to the public and met with a resounding, “Um, what?” Critics believe that the main theatrical poster is way too rom-com and barely does Louisa May Alcott’s girl-coming-into-her-own story any justice.
The horizontal photo bars introducing the cast is incredibly overdone and, as Twitter argues, reminiscent of every single romantic comedy film poster we’ve ever seen. And we love Timmy, and all. But why is he second down from the top when the film is truly about the “little women” in the March family?
Needless to say, Twitter ripped the posters apart as soon as they hit the platform.
What the hell are these Little Women posters?! pic.twitter.com/qP9YGiZc8Q— R🎃ss Killer (@rosstmiller) October 29, 2019
can't get over this poster like tf it's hideous and slap bam centre is timothée/laurie not like the film is called "little women" 😧 and it looks like a competition who gets to date him pic.twitter.com/MoCUlmAMdO— Jade🌸 (@jadehar21) October 29, 2019
Seeing the Little Women trailer vs seeing the Little Women poster pic.twitter.com/QBNtByU74N— Henry (@realHenryB) October 29, 2019
There’s no way Greta Gerwig okayed this, right? There’s just no way!
sony pictures showing greta gerwig the little women poster pic.twitter.com/o4uk8VpFH1— jara (@suspvria) October 29, 2019
Just look at how similar the first poster looks to romantic comedy posters. Ahem, Little Women is not *technically* a romantic comedy, Sony!
Little Women poster is resembling the Stuck in Love poster a little too much ... good morning pic.twitter.com/ou5E4pbH7s— Quinn Chao (@quinn_chao) October 29, 2019
the little women poster is so good 😍 pic.twitter.com/VUd8mH7ARC— stev-eek 🍄 (@sardobomb) October 29, 2019
In fact, some people hate the posters so much, they decided to do some redesigning.
my little women poster 🙈 pic.twitter.com/pLKGYuR0ib— parasite's oscar campaign manager (@fkaswig) October 29, 2019
this is very personal and important to me and I spent a lot of time making this Little Women poster, hope you guys love it pic.twitter.com/ChBosVdvxb— doodlebunny63 (@DoodleBunny64) October 29, 2019
Okay, we kind of really dig this one.
this should have been the official little women poster i am passionate about this pic.twitter.com/22Z7oE7TSb— r (@uItraIighthes) October 29, 2019
Although many dislike the posters for Little Women, having seen the trailer first, we still have so much faith that this is going to be the best movie we see this winter.
Little Women hits theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th.