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 and you’ll realize that this is where your life is. – Brooklyn
Happy St. Patricks Day, Everyone! I thought I’d share this review in honor of the day.
The talented Saoirse Ronan plays Eilis Lacey, who with the help of her older sister, leaves her homeland of Ireland for a new life in America. Upon arrival she is faced with almost crippling homesickness, but when she meets a young Italian, Tony (Emory Cohen) things change for the better. During the time they spend together they begin to fall in love, and it appears that her life will finally become what she’s always hoped it would be.
However, life has other plans when her sister dies suddenly. Her newfound love hangs in the balance and she makes a life altering decision before boarding the boat bound for Ireland.
Upon her arrival back in Ireland, everyone in her previous life there seems determined to make her stay. She takes a temporary accounting job, and reconnects with old friends and someone else she’d never had a chance to know before, Jim Farrell (Domhnall Gleeson.)
From that moment she’s faced with a choice. Go back to America and the man who is waiting for her return or stay in Ireland with Jim.
This film was beautiful done, from the locations to the costume design which brought the 1950’s back to life. While there were a few moments towards the end where I was wondering whether I was going to end up hating the main character, I was happy to find that it all ended exactly as I’d hoped. I highly recommend this movie!