Brooklyn

We watched Brooklyn the other night (my choice) and I absolutely loved this movie!  It seriously is one of the best movies I have seen in awhile.  It was one of last year’s Best Picture nominees, and it’s star, Saoirse Ronan was also nominated.

Brooklyn tells the story of a young Irish woman, Eilis, in the early 1950s who immigrates to New York in search of a better life.  She falls in love and marries an Italian-American before having to return to Ireland after her sister dies.  Eilis is torn between the life she left behind in Ireland and her new life in New York.  The acting is so well done and you can really tell exactly what Eilis is thinking without her even having to say anything.

One thing I really like about this movie was that it was just a feel good story.  There was no violence or bad morals (except for one sexual encounter pre-wedding night).  The Catholic Church was depicted positively, which was a nice change from most media.  It was very easy to root for Eilis throughout the film.

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