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Eilis Lacey is an Irish immigrant making her way in 1950's Brooklyn. While working at a glamorous department store and being courted by sweet young plumber Tony, Eilis experiences The Dodgers, Coney...  View more >

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Dec 8, 2015
"Brooklyn" is a terrific movie with a strong cast lead by the very impressive Saoirse Ronan as an immigant from Ireland who came to America in the 1950's to experience the American way of life. While there, she is being taught how to act like a lady. She is torn between two men who both are buying for her affection. Ronan is the main reason why i love this movie very much. Her character is likeable. she gave the best performance of the year. Julia Walter who play the owner of the broading house is also brilliant. "Brooklyn" is a much better movie about coming to America, then "Coming to America" starring Eddie Murphy which came out in 1988. I don't know about you, but I'm putting "Brooklyn" on my top 10 list.
Jul 2, 2016
In my opinion, Brooklyn shouldn't have been nominated for Best Picture. It was a classic bland Oscar bait film that wasn't particularly special in any way. The performances were fine but nothing spectacular. It just didn't impress me to the level of the Academy Award for best picture.
Jan 29, 2017
Brooklyn skirts the boundaries of See Now! because of its ability to convey the situations and emotions of the main character and Saoirse Ronan's performance of that character.

Since she takes up a vast majority of the screen time, the movie lives and dies by her performance, and she nailed it. She gained an Oscar nomination for her performance, and I think it was well-deserved. What's probably the most surprising is that this isn't one of those movies where it's obvious the actress was reaching for an Academy Award. She didn't go through an amazing body transformation, she didn't play someone absolutely despicable, and the story didn't seem focused on delivering her to the Academy on a silver platter.

But none of that matters if the story isn't enjoyable and you aren't happy with the end result when the credits roll. I'm happy to report that neither could be further from the truth. The choice she faces when she returns to Ireland could have sent the movie in a direction that would have been too predictable, trite, or any number of ways to describe a movie that is good for the first two acts and then falls apart in the third.

This is a movie that warrants multiple viewings, as my guess is that one's regard for it will increase each time. I wouldn't mind seeing it again, even though I just watched it. That's usually a sign of a very good movie.

Now that I've read what I just wrote, I've changed my initial rating of "Good" to a "See Now!" because I think that it's worth passing other movies by to see this one. Does it need to be seen in a movie theater? No, but you should see it. It's a date night movie that won't put off either gender. With Valentine's Day coming up, this would be a very good choice.

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