Brooklyn – My Review

Posted: March 31, 2016 in -, Joe Giambrone
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Me dear mother highly recommended this film, as it reflects her own experiences coming to America. This romantic drama is a sure hit with the ladies. Four young girls who sat behind me were in love with heartthrob/Italian plumber Tony. Score one for Italy.

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Of course I love Saoirse Ronan, and she’s delivered a multi-layered, nuanced performance. It’s a great time for female-powered period pieces with CarolSuffragette, andThe Witch now out as well.

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I’d mention half a dozen similarities of Brooklyn’s Ellis Lacey to my own ma’s plight, but the main one relevant to myself is her marrying a working-class Italiano from New York City, Brooklyn I believe. Fill in the blanks from there, and enjoy Brooklyn, a slow-paced, very common story of immigration, assimilation, and homesickness.


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