BrooklynDVD - 2016
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LPL_TriciaK Jul 31, 2017
A sweet, heartfelt film that will engage you fully while you are watching and stay with you for days after. Suitable for multi-generational audiences - my 80+ year-old mother loved it. Also timely, as it offers a point of comparison for the immigration experience from 70 years ago. Don't miss it!
LPL_FisherA Jan 17, 2017
I know I'm late to the game, but I finally gave Brooklyn a watch and am completely blown away by how beautiful, raw, and vulnerable this film is. Brooklyn documents the life and experiences of a young Irish immigrant who moves to New York in the 1950s in order to start a new life. What I found ... Read More »
LPL_IlkaI May 05, 2016
A visually lush historical drama that follows Eilis Lacey, as she emigrates from Ireland to America, during the 1950's. Based on Colm Tóibín's novel of the same name (with a screenplay by Nick Hornby), the director, John Crowley, does a superb job of making this tale feel absolutely timeless. Sao... Read More »
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I liked this movie very much. I thought Saoirse Ronan's acting was wonderful and it was a nice story about leaving home and realizing what you want from life.
Ellis: You remember that after I had dinner at your house, you told me you loved me? Well, I didn't really know what to say. But I know what to say now. I have thought about you, and I like you. And I like being with you. And... maybe I feel the same way. So the next time you tell me you love me, if there is a next time... I'll say I love you too.
Jim: And I've never been anywhere. I've never even been to England but I'd like to see London and Paris and Rome. New York. It frightens me, the idea of dying without ever leaving Ireland.
Eilis: I'd forgotten.
Nancy: You have beaches in Brooklyn.
Eilis: Yes, but they're just very crowded.
Nancy: There'll probably be quite a few walkers along here later.
Eilis: Yes. It's still not the same.
Georgina: This is hell. Never again. ... The mistake was coming home from America in the first place. I'd do anything to get out of this horrible cabin. ... Have your bags ready for inspection. Don't look too innocent, though. I'll put some rouge and mascara on you. Perhaps a little eye liner. Stand up straight. Polish your shoes. And don't cough, whatever you do. Don't be rude or pushy, but don't look too nervous. Think like an American. You have to know where you're going.
Mrs. Keogh: 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.
Father Flood: I'm so sorry, Eilis. This is all my fault. I was led to believe that you didn't need looking after. Franco Bartocci says you're doing great here. Ma Kehoe says you're the nicest lodger she's ever had. ... I'd forgotten just how bad it feels to be away from home. All I can say is that it will pass. Homesickness is like most sicknesses. It'll make you feel wretched and then it'll move on to somebody else.
Eilis: You have to think like an American. You'll feel so homesick that you'll want to die, and there's nothing you can do about it apart from endure it. But you will, and it won't kill you. And one day the sun will come out - you might not even notice straight away, it'll be that faint. And then you'll catch yourself thinking about something or someone who has no connection with the past. Someone who's only yours. And you'll realize... that this is where your life is.
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