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.
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
First of all, I just have to say it - for once the trailer does the movie justice. It's just sincere of what the movie is about, it doesn't assume the appearance of something else (probably more exciting) in order to attract the audience. It's a movie about a girl, brilliantly portrayed by wonderful Saoirse Ronan, her choices, and where the home is, and what love is about, and all those little occurrences and chances you sometimes stumble through life. It's about being brave and taking a chance, but staying true to yourself and others. Eilis is an amazing characters. She starts off as a sweet, adorable, inexperienced young girl, but complex rather than flat and stereotypical, and transforms into a strong person capable of an extraordinary bravery - being what she is and not what she's supposed to be. Simple, heartwarming and wonderful story.
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