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Brooklyn (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 25 November 2015 (USA)
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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.

Director:

John Crowley

Writers:

Nick Hornby, Colm Tóibín (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saoirse Ronan ... Eilis
Hugh Gormley ... Priest (as Father Matt Glynn)
Brid Brennan ... Miss Kelly
Maeve McGrath ... Mary
Emma Lowe Emma Lowe ... Mrs Brady
Barbara Drennan ... Shabby Woman
Gillian McCarthy ... Timid Woman
Fiona Glascott ... Rose Lacey
Jane Brennan Jane Brennan ... Mary Lacey
Eileen O'Higgins ... Nancy
Peter Campion Peter Campion ... George Sheridan
Eva Birthistle ... Georgina
James Corscadden James Corscadden ... Ship Waiter
Julie Walters ... Mrs. Kehoe
Emily Bett Rickards ... Patty
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Storyline

Ireland, early-1950s. Eilis Lacey 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, behind. She is terribly homesick but eventually settles down, finding a job, studying to be a bookkeeper and meeting a nice young man, Tony. 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 grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two countries, two loves, one heart.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Canada | Ireland

Language:

English | Latin | Irish

Release Date:

25 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brooklyn See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,281, 8 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,317,535, 22 May 2016
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although they never share a scene together in this movie, this is the second collaboration between Domhnall Gleeson and Julie Walters. He played Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter movies and she played his mother, Molly Weasley. See more »

Goofs

When Eilis is on the deck en route to New York she is facing the sun, which means she is facing south. Yet the ship appears to be moving from right to left in the water. That means it is moving in an easterly direction, in other words, away from the USA. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eilis: Miss Kelly wants to talk to you later.
Mary Lacey: Not if what you're going to say will cause trouble for me in some way or another.
Eilis: [sighs]
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Connections

References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Castle Finn
Traditional
Performed by Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh (as Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh) and Fiachna Ó Mongáin
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Just a brilliant movie that beautifully shows the struggles of life
20 March 2016 | by clarkmakSee all my reviews

I watched this movie for the first time a few days ago while on a plane traveling from Ireland to Australia after my first visit to the country to say goodbye to my best friend who had passed away.

Needless to say I was an absolute mess but at the same time it gave me so much comfort to hear that beautiful Irish accent and yes the emotional connection now to the movie will mean this review is ridiculously bias.

Brooklyn is a film that has so many elements that relate to so many people around the world and not just Ireland. There's a story about living abroad and finding your place in the world which so many of us have gone through as well as issues about self discovery and growing up, death and grief while tangled in this beautiful world of love and romance.

There are so many elements to this movie that it's really a testament to the beautiful novel written by Colm Toibin and the very brave and brilliant screenplay adapted by Nick Hornby that was able to translate the messages from the novel to the screen. Combine that with the vision of John Crowley and the Oscar worthy performance by the breathtaking Saoirse Ronan, and you just have this brilliant and amazing heart warming movie.

This team didn't just do Ireland proud. They just did proud period. Great work everyone that worked on this film.


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