Saturday, 5 March 2016


A young Irishwoman migrates to the USA in the 1950s leaving behind her mother and sister. Homesickness is eventually overcome when she falls in love with an Italian American. A family death causes her to return to Ireland and the woman faces a dilemma when she is courted by a an eligible Irishman from her home town.

'Brooklyn' is a picturesque but cliche ridden movie. Saoirse Ronan does her best in a role that offers only one real scene to demonstrate her acting skills whilst Julie Walters chews the scenery as though it is the last buffet meal of her life.

Highly regarded generally but I found it mostly pedestrian apart from the climactic final 15 minutes or so.


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