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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hugh Gormley ...
Priest (as Father Matt Glynn)
Brid Brennan ...
Miss Kelly
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Mary
Emma Lowe ...
Mrs Brady
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Shabby Woman
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Timid Woman
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Rose Lacey
Jane Brennan ...
Mary Lacey
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Peter Campion ...
George Sheridan
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Georgina
James Corscadden ...
Ship Waiter
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Storyline

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Brooklyn: Un amor sin fronteras  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$187,281 (USA) (6 November 2015)

Gross:

$38,317,535 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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Trivia

Several reviews compared Emory Cohen in this film to a young Marlon Brando. In reality, Cohen based his character of Tony on on various sources, including Brando, but also the film Bicycle Thieves (1948), a couple of his uncles who work as electricians and from pets; "I thought about Tony as a dog. That's where a lot of that physical stuff came from" he said. See more »

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After the scene at Coney Island, Eilis does a voice over of a letter to her mother. During that voice over, in a pan shot inside the department store where she works there is a mirror in the background where you can at one point clearly see the camera that is shooting the scene. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ronda Rousey/Selena Gomez (2016) See more »

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Written by Dermot Macmurrough
Performed by John McCormack
Licensed courtesy of Naxos Rights US, Inc.
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A Beautiful, Beautiful Film!
27 December 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Based on Colm Tóibín's novel of the same name, 'Brooklyn' is A Beautiful, Beautiful Film! A heartwarming tale about Love, Loss & Relationships. And a Knock-Out Performance by Saoirse Ronan is always welcome.

'Brooklyn' Synopsis: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

'Brooklyn' is a simple film, told magnificently. Its superior film in all respects. Nick Hornby's Adapted Screenplay captures the Protagonist's coming-of-age tale, with dignity & pathos. I was arrested by the flow of the narrative. John Crowley's Direction is excellent. Cinematography & Editing are sharp, while the Art & Costume Design are fabulous. Michael Brook's Score works.

Performance-Wise: Saoirse Ronan is in great form. The talented actress delivers a Knock-Out Performance as the naive & lovable protagonist. This is the kind of performance awards were invented for. Giving her terrific support are Emory Cohen & Domhnall Gleeson, who enact the men in her lives, proficiently. The Ever-Compelling Jim Broadbent shines in a brief role.

On the whole, 'Brooklyn' is a true winner. Don't miss it!


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