Many of us are drawn to the mystery of home and family and trying to find our place in the world. Some of us are content with the family and place where we are born, but others are searching for something different. “Brooklyn” is a story of an Irish girl who fits into the later classification. The=is film is an adaption of the Colm Toibin’s novel set in Ireland and Brooklyn, of course.
Ellis, the young Irish girl has a dream to broaden her life by going to America. But before the doors open to a new place and people in the United States, she must bid farewell to her family and Ireland. It is painful . And then the adjustment to all that is new but in someways familiar in America. There is the sweet, blush of young love and then tragedy strikes back in Ireland. Which family, home , and place will she choose?
This is a classic romance in the gentleness of the 50s and where things seem so different from today. . . because they were. It is rated PG13 but I would say just barely and is awarded 4 1/2 * up to 5 *s by the critics.
My followers know that I love to be touched to tears in films and this one has the reputation of being a tear- jerker. It brought tears to my eyes a few times but no real crying. It was a beautiful film, well written and acted , and I loved watching it with mostly clear eyes!
Anybody else seen this?