Brooklyn 2015 Review

Review by Kuri James

Brooklyn 2015
Brooklyn 2015

Brooklyn is a 2015 drama film directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby. Historically set in 1952, a tale of an Irish immigrant woman who moves to Brooklyn, New York where she unexpectedly finds love, but her past life beckons her and she is forced to choose between the two: her new or old life.

Eilis (Saoirse Ronan from the epic movie “Hannah”) is a young woman from small town in Ireland. In the weekends she works at a bread shop run by a malicious woman who loves mistreating her staff and poorly pays them. Luckily her sister Rose arranges for her to go look for a better future in America. She find another job at a department store, she is very meek and silent even when engaging with customers. She is homesick already because letters from her sister makes her miss them and her home so much. She meets a certain Tony (Emory Cohen) from an Italian family, who admires and is interested later he becomes her lover. Although she is slow to reciprocate the feelings Tony has for her, deep inside her heart settles and she starts to feel comfortable in the new city. Rose unfortunately and without any notice dies of an unnamed illness, and her mother now is forlorn and is finding it difficult to cope. Before she goes back home Eilis and Tony secretly wed.

Back home no one wants her to go back to America, after some time back and after she taking over her sister’s job, she starts getting comfortable and no longer communicates with her husband, how will the story unfold next?

Performances by the two lead roles are exceptional, rich of drama that make the viewers emotions run high and satisfy the mind. With a worldwide total of $48.3 million, against a budget of $10 million, Brooklyn was named one of the best films of 2015, and I delightedly rate it 9/10.

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