A lovely Irish girl immigrates to Brooklyn where a kindly priest, a decent job, and an adoring Italian boyfriend ease her way into her new life. When she is called back to Ireland by her family, a revival of old friendships, a decent job, and an adoring Irish boyfriend complicate things. Where will she decide to be in the end?
Here’s what you’ll get with the film, which is based on the bestselling book Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín:
- Flawless acting, not the least the lead character Eilis Lacey (played by the shimmery Saoirse Ronan).
- Probably the nicest parish priest (played by Jim Broadbent) we’ve seen in a long time.
- The best treatise on marriage ever delivered in the crowded bathroom of a girls’ boarding house.
- The most harmless relationships among the hilarious landlady Mrs. Kehoe (played by the incomparable Julie Walters) and her boarders.
What to bring when you go see it: A hankie
Here's the trailer: