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Saoirse Ronan deals with love and war in the trailer for How I Live Now

08.09.2013

Knowing nothing about HOW I LIVE NOW when I watched the opening of the trailer I thought it was going to be something completely different. I did not know of the book from Meg Rosoff which the film is based on, though I may have to check it out now. Isn't that how it works these days? See a good trailer, find out it comes from a book, and the next day run out and buy that shit so you are ahead of the curve.

Here we see what appears to be a rebellious teenage girl (Saoirse Ronan) at first sight then as the narration continues we find her falling in love before the 21st century World War hits. It's sort of refreshing to see a story like this even though there have been similar ones in the distant past. I love that we are starting to see stronger female characters especially ones for young girls. The film is set for release in the UK on October 4th but we have yet to see a date for the US.

Check out the trailer below.

Daisy (Saoirse Ronan), a teenage New Yorker, is sent to England one summer to stay with cousins she has never met before. Immersed in a dreamy pastoral idyll she soon falls madly in love with her cousin Eddie (George Mackay). Their summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of a 21st century World War when, along with Eddie's younger siblings Isaac (Tom Holland) and Piper (Harley Bird), they are forced to fend for themselves. Eventually separated, Daisy is forced on a terrifying journey to be reunited with the boy she loves. Eddie is never far from Daisy’s mind but as her journey to find him gets more desperate, the idea of what she may or may not find begins to consume and haunt her.

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