John Crowley’s film is about as perfect a film as they come and I’ll want to see it again. Not since MOONSTRUCK have I left a theatre with such a sense of elation and pure joy. A beautiful screenplay was adapted by Nick Hornby from the novel of the same name by Colm Toibin detailing the story of one young woman’s immigration from Ireland to the United States. Without telling you too much about this story, it really shows the goodness in most people’s hearts along with how petty and mean some folks can be. Beautifully photographed by Yves Belanger in both Ireland, Canada (passing for Brooklyn in 1951) and New York, it’s not only a pleasure to the eye, but heart warming and uplifting as well. A brilliant cast of actors headed by Saorise Ronan (who is sure to be Oscar nominated for Best Actress), Emory Cohen, Julie Walters (who is particularly good), Jim Broadbent, Domhnall Gleeson and Fiona Glascott to name just a few. I really can’t begin to recommend this film enough.
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