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nowhereman136

I absolutely loved this movie. Beautifully shot, well acted, romantic, and with subtle doses of tragedy. The film was also surprisingly funny at moments. One of my favorite movies of the year
5 years 5 months ago
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frankqb

Delightful, beautiful, staid in its drama and seriously funny in parts. Brooklyn is the story about growing up both externally and internally. Heartwarming and heart wrenching. If you think this movie is about immigration, think again.

4 stars out of 4
5 years 4 months ago
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few visible scars

Sorry to the majority on here .. but I found it very slight and obvious .. and rather unconvincing.
4 years 11 months ago
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Gingin

Really reminded me Edna O'Brien and The Country Girl series. I don't think this movie is a romantic one, instead I think is a story about growing up, becoming adult while losing all your landmarks, your reference points.
Probably not a masterpiece, but really worth to watch it.
5 years 1 month ago
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Slylingual24

As soilid a film as any this year. Would highly recommend.

Sairse Ronan has a bright future ahead of her.
5 years 3 months ago
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aryem

Brooklyn is the story of every immigrant, past and present.
Also, it was written by Nick Hornby.
Beautiful.
4 years 11 months ago
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mariannepaqn

Heartfelt and moving. Loved the scene of the Irish man singing, had me in tears.
5 years ago
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KurtHarder

Don't understand the hype
5 years 3 months ago
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Micaescalada

I thought this movie was going to be boring but I actually enjoyed it. Not oscar material anyway.
5 years 2 months ago
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ikkegoemikke

"Would you like to dance?
Are you here with that guy? The one who was teaching you to dance?
No.
So would you dance with me?
I'm not sure he taught me anything.
Doesn't matter. The secret is to look as though you know what you're doing.
Ah. I wish someone had told me that years ago."


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No, I'm not really a big fan of romantic movies. Such movies that'll make the female audience melt and whimper in a handkerchief out of sympathy with the main character. And no, I'm not an insensitive lump of testosterone who only likes to watch action packed, macho movies. But yeah, I usually eschew this type of movies. And yet I wanted to see this movie. Not because I made a mistake while buying paper tissues and now I'm buried under it. And not because I'm in an emotional slump and felt the urge to watch a sad movie with a trembling lower lip and moist eyes. The only reason I really wanted to see this movie is because of Saoirse Ronan. In my eyes she's a revelation in Hollywood. A young, fresh and certainly not unattractive appearance. She breaths new life into Hollywood-land. And in addition to these physical characteristics I also have a deep admiration for her quirky choices she makes among the film roles offered to her.

Ronan is the pulsating heart of this film. She requires our undivided attention during the whole film as the young Irish girl Eilis Lacey, who gets a chance to start a new life in the US. All by herself she travels to this far country, ignorant what awaits her. She's leaving her mother and sister behind and before she knows it she's torn by homesickness. Even her job as a saleswoman at Bartocci and accounting courses can't help. This emotion keeps her in a grip. Until she meets Tony (Emory Cohen), a shy young Italian, at a dance and she slowly transforms from an introverted, simple Irish countryside girl into a typical American city girl who wears colorful dresses and discovers makeup. Her attitude and confidence change drastically. Compare that shy, lost girl at Customs with the resolute young woman watching at a valley along with Tony who reveals his future plans. An independent, decisive woman with a strict, determined look and her hands in her side, gazing at the horizon.

But it's not only Saoirse Ronan who shines in this film. Also the supporting cast is masterfully chosen and fits perfectly into the overall concept. Jane Brennan as Ellis's mother, a taciturn woman who accepts her fate and acts as if she has no emotions. Fiona Glascott as the sister Rose. Brid Brennan who plays the role of the haughty nosy Miss Kelly and surprisingly she plays an important role in the final decision of Eilis. Julie Walters as the owner of the guest house who needs to keep two light-headed boarders in line all the time. Domhnall "About time" Gleeson is an Irish village boy who makes an attempt to convince Eilis to stay in Ireland. And of course Emory Cohen and his Italian family. A confident young man who slowly tries to win the young Irish girl's heart.

It's not the obvious part that moved me. Probably the female audience will shed a tear during the final scene. But I myself was especially touched when a homeless person at a dinner, organized by the priest (Jim Broadbent) who helped Eilis around in Brooklyn, sang a Gaelic song. So pure, so sincere and so imbued with nostalgia. Catchy and intense at the same time. But especially the acting of Ronan is wonderful. She's so explicitly present in this film. Her big steel-blue eyes, her modesty and her fragile personality. She shows what deep emotions she's going through, just by using a serene expression. A performance that stands out from any of her previous performances. The heartbreaking choice she has to make between dull, drizzly Ireland and exciting, vibrant America is perfectly portrayed by her. For me, the Oscar for "Best Actress" is already reserved.

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5 years 3 months ago
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Tiago Costa

5 /5
5 years 4 months ago
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chryzsh

Incredibly formulaic and boring.
5 years 4 months ago
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Agrimorfee

Saw this movie for free. The camera LOVES Sairse Ronan (and so do I) , but the story is as corny as Mrs. O'Leary's Corned Beef Stew. If you cut this film, it would bleed green. Worth seeing if you are into stories about U.S. immigration.
5 years 6 months ago
Malena's avatar

Malena

the story is good but the movie is boring.......
5 years 4 months ago
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mysteryfan

Boring movie.
5 years 4 months ago
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