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Brooklyn (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 25 November 2015 (USA)
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An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 152 nominations. See more awards »

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Priest (as Father Matt Glynn)
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Miss Kelly
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Mary
Emma Lowe ...
Mrs Brady
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Ireland, early-1950s. Eilis Lacey is a young woman working in a grocery shop. She has greater ambitions and moves to Brooklyn, New York, leaving her mother and sister, Rose, behind. She is terribly homesick but eventually settles down, finding a job, studying to be a bookkeeper and meeting a nice young man, Tony. Things are going well but then she learns that Rose has died, and decides to return to Ireland, temporarily. She and Tony hastily get married and then she sets off back to Ireland, alone. Life is about to get complicated... Written by grantss

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Two countries, two loves, one heart.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG - 13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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25 November 2015 (USA)  »

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Brooklyn: Un amor sin fronteras  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$187,281 (USA) (8 November 2015)

Gross:

$38,317,535 (USA) (22 May 2016)
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Eilis' yellow dress is costume designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux's favorite from the film. It was bought from a vintage shop in Montreal. See more »

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In the early 1950s, night school students had to pay tuition at all of the NYC public colleges. There was no tuition for full time day students at that time. See more »

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[first lines]
Eilis: Miss Kelly wants to talk to you later.
Mary Lacey: Not if what you're going to say will cause trouble for me in some way or another.
Eilis: [sighs]
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Performed by Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh (as Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh) and Fiachna Ó Mongáin
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The incredible Saiorse Ronan.
24 December 2015 | by (East Sussex) – See all my reviews

Saiorse Ronan needs to be in more movies. She's an absolute delight, whatever she's in. Brooklyn is Ronan's finest 111 minutes to date. All the anguish, all the emotion she portrays, is seen through her eyes. Eilis (Ronan), is torn between two worlds: Ireland and America, missing her family back home and starting afresh halfway across the world in Brooklyn, New York. Events that occur only make it harder for Eilis. Emory Cohen's Tony sparks confidence in our out-of-sorts protagonist. Ronan's acting is so brazenly from the heart that I can't help but feel everything she feels, even during her hardest times. Special mention goes to Julie Walters who oversees the girls in the boarding house that Eilis resides. Brooklyn is an extraordinary watch due to class acting from all round. It's funny, clever and charming.


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