{5/5} “I’ll tell you this much: I am going to ask Father Flood to preach a sermon on the dangers of giddiness. I now see that giddiness is the eighth deadly sin. A giddy girl is every bit as evil as a slothful man, and the noise she makes is a lot worse.”

Brooklyn, released in 2015

Eilis has arrived in America to start her new life. She missed Ireland and she finds working as a salesperson not particularly fulfilling. But the priest who arranged it so she could come has signed her up for a night class in bookkeeping. Maybe she can find a better job — and maybe she can find a young man to spend some time with. When Eilis returns to Ireland because of a death in the family she becomes torn between two worlds.

The story takes place in the 1950s.

Saoirse Ronan was always superbly talented as a kid and now that she’s a young woman that continues.

The story might be straightforward, but it’s told in a funny, sad, and beautiful way.

Stars Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, and  Domhnall Gleeson. Directed by John Crowley (Boy A). The Irish flavoured music is by Michael Brook.

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2 Responses to “Brooklyn”

  1. James Says:

    Dave, have you heard about this?

  2. Dave Switzer Says:

    Wow, sounds like a trip to New York might be in order.

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