Watching this trailer was like reading the book all over again.  There doesn’t appear to be anything in this film that’s not taken directly from this wonderful little Southern novel by Sue Monk Kidd.  Dakota Fanning appears to really be coming into her own as an actress and is a great choice for the sweet, but damaged Lily.  Every member or the Boatwright family, Jennifer Hudson as Rosaleen, and Tristan Wilds as Zachary are perfectly cast.  There’s something about this era and the hardships suffered by so many in the South that I just can’t resist both in film and in books.  I can’t wait to see this film and compare it to the novel, but for now, I dare you to watch this trailer without getting just a little bit choked up.