OUT TODAY: BROOKLYN
Mimi ON Feb 29, 2016 AT 11:37 am
By Hannah Powling
So if you still haven’t seen the wonderful film Brooklyn yet – firstly I will say go buy the DVD now and see it. Immediately. Secondly, I will say just before you do that – take a look below at these little clips from the film to get a taste of what to expect…
I can only describe Brooklyn as completely charming. Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel of an Irish immigrant finding a new home in New York is sure to send tingles down your spine. I sat there in the cinema and through a few tears and mesmerising moments giving me goosebumps; it’s probably obvious to say I fell a little bit in love with this film and the characters in it. I couldn’t get enough of it and didn’t want it to finish.
Brooklyn is set during the 1950′s with young Eilis (Ronan) who is lured by the promises America has to offer, and departs the comforts of her small town home and family to embark on an opportunity for work and to build a future. This movie touches on home-sickness and evokes the sense of being torn between places, home and identity. In Ireland, Eilis is confined to the ideals of the humble town, where everyone knows anyone’s business. In a way – it is safe. In America she has a completely new meaning and endless possibilities for a future she wanted – but it is an unknowing path.
But soon, a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love, in the shape of Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen). Tony is someone you instantly fall in love with – and root for – with his totally romantic view of love and persistence of Eilis, when you catch the way he even looks at her your heart just melts.
When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, Eilis finds herself momentarily absorbed back into her old community, but now, with eligible Jim (Domhnall Gleeson) courting her. As she postpones her return to America, Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma; a heart-breaking choice between two men – and two countries.
This is an emotionally moving, intelligent and refreshingly old-fashioned movie; Brooklyn will suck you in, and you will never want to leave.
Brooklyn comes out to DVD & Blu-Ray on 29th February.