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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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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 Jane Brennan ... Mary Lacey
Eileen O'Higgins ... Nancy
Peter Campion 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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Canada | Ireland | Belgium

Language:

English | Latin | Irish

Release Date:

25 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brooklyn See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,281, 8 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,317,535, 22 May 2016
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The DVD release features 11 deleted and extended scenes from the film. See more »

Goofs

When Eilis is on the deck en route to New York she is facing the sun, which means she is facing south. Yet the ship appears to be moving from right to left in the water. That means it is moving in an easterly direction, in other words, away from the USA. 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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Soundtracks

Zing a Little Zong
Written by Harry Warren and Leo Robin
Published by Music Sales Corporation and Four Jays Music Co., administered by peermusic (UK) Ltd. / Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd.
Performed by Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
Courtesy of Jasmine Records
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This is an unashamedly old fashioned and romantic drama.
20 March 2016 | by Artless_DodgerSee all my reviews

A beautifully realised adaptation of Colm Tóibín's classic novel. Saoirse Ronan plays Eilis Lacey, an Irish girl leaving home for a brighter future in 1950's New York.

It's a charming film, with the beautiful Ronan giving a polished and emotive performance. Father Flood (a kindly Jim Broadbent) has placed Eilis in the boarding house of Ma Kehoe (Julie Walters playing amusingly to type, but with an Irish accent). Home sick, Eilis meets Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen) and they fall in love. She slowly blossoms, but then tragedy strikes and she has to return home, where she finds herself unexpectedly receiving the attention of Jim (Domhnall Gleeson).

Torn between the excitement of an uncertain future with Tony and a safe alternative with Jim, Eilish is eventually forced to make a decision.

This is an unashamedly old fashioned and romantic drama. Beautifully shot and expertly played, particularly by the lovely Saoirse Ronan, this tale has emotional impact and you will find yourself caring about Eilish and her life.


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