Sunday, January 31, 2016
I loved this movie so much. It was subtle and gentle and Saoirse Ronan is fantastic as Ellis, a young Irish girl who is given the opportunity to travel to Brooklyn New York to have a new life. She is terribly homesick after leaving her beloved sister and mother, and is stuck in a boring job at a department store and living in a boarding house with other single girls. However things begin to change and she embraces her new life. I won't say much more, for that would give away the whole story.
Everything was so well done, from actually filming in Ireland and some sites in New York to the costumes that looked like real people wore them. Most of all I loved the delightful love story and the touch of humor that Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters added to the story. Worth a visit to the cinema. 5/5