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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Brooklyn: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

Brooklyn is a story about a young Irish immigrant named Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) who travels to the promise land seeking for her independence. At first, she tries to fight her homesickness through the constant letters of her sister, but it changes with the arrival of a young Italian man named Tony, (Emory Cohen) who gives her everything and marries so she can have something to hold on to. However, an unexpected loss brings her back home to Ireland and must now choose between her married life in Brooklyn or to stay with her family and newfound love in her hometown. 

The film brings out a classic vibe all the way and avoided the familiar girl-meets-boy formula. Instead, they added more factors in it and seasoned it with flavor to get the viewers' attention throughout. It is an emotional trip where-in the simplicity of the story stood out, and it gets more interesting as it moves forward to the end. There are also some fun and light moments to balance it with the drama and romance to hold everything tightly. 

It rides on to the subtle performance of Saoirse Ronan, who is in command from start to finish. She is just enjoyable to watch and yes; she is well deserved for her Oscar Nominaton. Emory Cohen stood out and creates a perfect on screen chemistry with Saoirse. He just effortlessly gave everything and will automatically earn the sympathy of the audience on the latter part. The supporting cast also did well, with Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, BrĂ­d Brennan and Julie Walters leading the way. Every single one of them had their chance to shine in their key roles. 

Overall, Brooklyn is well crafted and beautifully made. Saoirse Ronan's journey as Eilis is like a timeless tale filled with emotion that you want to read over and over again. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8.5 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhall Gleeson  

Directed by: John Crowley
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox PH
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