Brooklyn Review

Based on  Colm Tóibín’s novel of the same name, “Brooklyn” tells the story of a young Irish immigrant who leaves everything she knows behind in search of a better future. Staring a spectacular Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn” is a pure, heart-warming story about a young girl in love dealing with home-sickness.

Out of the two romance films released in 2015 about New York in 1952, “Brooklyn” is the brighter and more family friendly, while “Carol” is more adult and darker. While both films represent two very different aspects of the time, they’re both wonderful nonetheless.

“Brooklyn” follows Eilis Lacey, a young girl who immigrated to America in search of better opportunities. As she deals with homesickness and falling in love, you see her learn about life outside of her home in this wonderful coming-of-age story.

The most memorable part of the whole movie is definitely Saoirse Ronan, who delivers her character so wonderfully that you instantly fall in love with her. She is so subtle with this story that as you see her grow you can’t help but root for her.

The ensemble throughly aides her throughout the movie as well. Domhnall Gleeson and Julie Waters among others help sink in the feeling of the early 1950’s.

The set and sweet soundtrack only help make you feel as if you’re actually in 1950’s Brooklyn, which helps make the movie a wonderful and memorable experience.

Cast: A
Script: A-
Cinematography: B+
Score: B+
Overall: A-


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