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Brooklyn, the movie, is a book to film adaption of Colm Toibin’s internationally celebrated novel. Rated PG-13, Brooklyn, opens at select theaters this November and is a perfect feel good story that all will enjoy.
I had the opportunity to view the movie several weeks ago with a friend.
Set in the 1950s, the movie has a nostalgic feel. The characters, particularly the main character, Eilis Lacey, played by Saoirse Ronan, transports to you to that era with her mannerisms, old-fashioned values and clothing.
Watching Eilis, as she tried to assimilate into her new life, while missing her family and homeland, was reminiscent of my mother’s journey to New York City.
Like her, my mother missed home. Yet, the lure of new opportunities, new friendships and a new romance helped her overcome much of her sadness. The question she pondered during that time was the very same one Eilis considers throughout the movie. Eilis would have to make a choice between two countries and the lives each one offered.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll find yourself rooting for Eilis Lacey as she leaves home, discovers hidden strengths and experiences the giddiness of first love!
Memorable Brooklyn Movie Quote
Click below to watch the Brooklyn movie trailer.
Brooklyn Movie Synopsis
BROOKLYN tells the story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. The film is directed by John Crowley from a screenplay by Nick Hornby based on the novel by Colm Tóibín. The film also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen with Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. The film is produced by Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey. The filmmaking team includes director of photography Yves Bélanger, production designer François Séguin, set decorators Jennifer Oman and Louise Tremblay, editor Jake Roberts, music by Michael Brook, and costume designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux.