Stars: Saoirse Ronan / Domhnall Gleeson / Emory Cohen /
Release Date: 2015-11-04
Production Companies: Wildgaze Films, Irish Film Board, Item 7,
Director: John Crowley, Rowena Ladbury,
In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
I could have hung out with everyone in Brooklyn for hours: It's a world you won't want to leave.
With compassion, a touch of melancholy and a sense of wonder, Brooklyn reveals the profound truths in a simple, familiar story, ending on a note that's achingly bittersweet, no matter where you're from.
It's a witty, dreamy love letter to independence and self-discovery - no matter where you call home.
Although not without moments of sadness and tragedy, Brooklyn is sublimely uplifting and life affirming.
Fans of the novel, of which I'm one, may find the film sweeter and more romantic than Toibin's original conception.