The story is about a young woman who, living in Ireland in the 1950s, sees no future there. So she leaves and emigrates to America. At first, she's terribly homesick but after falling for a young Italian fellow, she adjusts. Tragedy follows, then choices.
The depiction of Brooklyn in the 1950s is surprisingly accurate. The main character's makeup and clothes are incredible. A scene depicting Coney Island was actually shot in Coney Island.
The film stars Saoirse Ronan and includes veteran actors Julie Waters and Jim Broadbent. It's a treat to spot Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) from "Mad Men" in a cameo role.
Have you seen the movie? Did you like it?
Stories of immigration resonate with me 'cause my father came here on a boat from Europe in 1950. Struggling to survive in a new land, starting off with no friends and little money, is an epic challenge. You have to admire those who faced it.
Such will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, but I'm yearning to see this film. Not only for its vintage connection, but also because I lived in Ireland for a couple of years and though not Irish myself by heritage, feel a kinship to the land and its history through my time spent on those verdant shores.ReplyDelete
You will LOVE this movie! Plus, it was made in Canada.Delete
I loved this movie and so did my husband.ReplyDelete
I think it was filmed in Montreal, right?
Yes, except for the scene at Coney Island. The producers learned that transforming today's Brooklyn into 1950s Brooklyn was more expensive than transforming Montreal into it.Delete
I've only heard good comments about this film.. I have yet to see it.ReplyDelete
I did indeed love this film, as did my my husband who went to school in Brooklyn in the 60's. So you are second generation? That is something! I imagine you have some solid ideas about immigration policy.ReplyDelete
This film aas a great adult film. thoughtful.
All my family's friends growing up were fellow-immigrants. They all landed in Brooklyn and made their way out to Long Island back when there were potato fields here instead of shopping malls.Delete
I LOVED this movie, it was really a perfect one and it also moved me...I think the story is great and the actors performed really well. I started being thorn between her two lives just like she was, and I realized I was really "feeling" the story, see what I mean ? I loved it and I would watch again. KissesReplyDelete
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he movie is wonderful, I didn't even fully watched the clothes there.ReplyDelete
I have not seen it but your write up makes me want to go our right now and find it!!! I will put it on my "to watch" list.ReplyDelete
I want to watch it just because of the styling!ReplyDelete
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I've heard of it but I haven't been able to really sit down and look at any new films as of lately. I must check this out. Thanks for the recommendation.ReplyDelete
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This movie sounds amazing. I really want to see it now. And her clothes! I love that blue dress.ReplyDelete