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With compassion, a touch of melancholy and a sense of wonder, Brooklyn reveals the profound truths in a simple, familiar story, ending on a note that's achingly bittersweet, no matter where you're from.
Something in the richness of its relationships puts an essential truth before us - the brevity and immensity of life. We know all about that, of course, but that's the beauty of great art: It takes what you already know and makes you feel it.
I hesitate to call Brooklyn heartwarming because that usually implies something overweeningly tender. But it's possible to be heartwarming and tough-minded, as this wonderful film demonstrates. And it's possible to be both old-fashioned and vibrant, too.
It's a measure of her power and of the spell cast by this lovely movie that for hours, maybe days after you leave the theater, you'll want to stick around and find out what's around the corner for this now voyager.
Brooklyn is an elegant testament to the dream of first experience, relatable to everyone, regardless of where you're from-elevated to no small degree by the blue emerald eyes and creamy complexion of its star ...
It's certainly a compliment to director John Crowley and screenwriter Nick Hornby (adapting the novel by Colm Tóibín) that the film calls to mind Steven Spielberg and even John Ford in its willingness to commit to the grand gesture.
A godsend for audiences who hunger for rich emotion presented with wit, grace and not a trace of sentimentality, "Brooklyn" illustrates the power of restraint in dealing with poignant, impassioned material.
Brooklyn is a story for anyone who has ever left home. It's a story for those who've waffled in indecision, for those forming their identities and forging their own paths. And it's one of the loveliest films to grace cinemas this year.
Saoirse Ronan makes a grand case for herself as the millennial generation's finest leading lady in Brooklyn, an immaculately crafted, immensely moving character study about a 1950s immigrant struggling to find her place in the world.
It's the sweet sincerity of "Brooklyn" that stamps it as both refreshing and nostalgic. The film is as welcome as a photo you just discovered of your mother before you were born, in which she looks prettier than you ever imagined.