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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.

Director:

John Crowley

Writers:

Nick Hornby, Colm Tóibín (novel)
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 153 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saoirse Ronan ... Eilis
Hugh Gormley ... Priest (as Father Matt Glynn)
Brid Brennan ... Miss Kelly
Maeve McGrath ... Mary
Emma Lowe Emma Lowe ... Mrs Brady
Barbara Drennan ... Shabby Woman
Gillian McCarthy ... Timid Woman
Fiona Glascott ... Rose Lacey
Jane Brennan ... Mary Lacey
Eileen O'Higgins ... Nancy
Peter Campion ... George Sheridan
Eva Birthistle ... Georgina
James Corscadden James Corscadden ... Ship Waiter
Julie Walters ... Mrs. Kehoe
Emily Bett Rickards ... Patty

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Storyline

Ireland, early 1950s. Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) 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 (Fiona Glascott), behind. She is terribly homesick but eventually settles down, finding a job, studying to be a bookkeeper and meeting a nice young Italian man, Tony Fiorello (Emory Cohen). 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Two countries, two loves, one heart.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Several reviews compared Emory Cohen in this movie to a young Marlon Brando. In reality, Cohen based his character of Tony Fiorello on various sources, including Brando, but also the movie, 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 »

Goofs

When people are waiting to cross the street, two cars pass by: a red sedan, and a yellow cab. Unlike the red car, there is no visible evidence of a driver in the cab. 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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The Stack of Barley
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Arranged by John Carty
Performed by John Carty, James Blennerhassett, Paul Gurney and Jim Higgins
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Exquisite
27 March 2016 | by lisacarlsonSee all my reviews

Two-time Academy Award Nominee Saoirse Ronan is as extraordinary as she is beautiful in Brooklyn. Set in the 1950s a young Irish woman is torn between her homeland and the United States. Her character has ambition and romance on her mind. She's strong and smart. The cast here maybe mostly unrecognizable but is superb. Especially handsome Emory Cohen who plays Tony. It's about family, respect, hard work, the things we love, ambition and most of all romantic love. It is a treasure trove of a movie about the the things we value most in life. It's perfect for a Sunday afternoon and brings enchantment. If only there were more movies like this one.


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Country:

UK | Canada | Ireland | USA

Language:

English | Latin | Irish

Release Date:

25 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,281, 8 November 2015

Gross USA:

$38,322,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,076,141
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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