Normally people think that period pieces are boring or non-entertaining; maybe thats why they never get a whole lot of attention, which is sad because a lot of them are really interesting and fantastic. The film that I am reviewing today is Brooklyn!
The film takes us to 1950 Ireland, where we meet a young woman named Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) who believes she has everything that she ever needs except for a man to come home to. Eilis’s sister Rose (Fiona Glascott) arranges with a priest who lives in New York City, Father Flood (Jim Broadbent) mailed over the papers to Ireland so Eilis can escape from her horrible job in hat making, and come to New York City for a fresh start; or at least thats how her sister sees it. So Eilis agrees to go, but only to amuse her sister in thinking that she will have a better life in America. The next week Eilis sets sail on a boat going to New York City; when Eilis gets onto the line for immigrant check, Eilis felt nervous but her paper work checked out and she was perfectly fine. She then goes to the house that she was directed to live at with 4 other women, 3 being from Ireland and 1 American by the name of Patty (Emily Bett Rickards) all of the women don’t really accept Eilis at first and she feels isolated. The next day Eilis goes to her job as a bank teller, her boss Ms. Fortini (Jessica Pare) who shows her the ropes in what to do. Eilis gets the hang of her job very soon. Eventually the other women of the house she lives in get used to Eilis and take her out to a party with both Irish men and Italian men, while at the party Eilis meets a very nice man by the name of Tony (Emory Cohen) both of them become very smitten with each other and begin to date. Before they realize it Eilis and Tony have fallen in love with each other the two of them got engaged, but once Eilis found happiness the universe found a way to create sadness in her life. One day Eilis got word from Father Flood that her sister Rose had passed away unexpectedly the news forces Eilis to pack her bags and set sail back to Ireland; do you think Eilis will choose to return to New York City to be with her fiance? Or will Eilis find an unexpected happiness in Ireland and choose to never return to New York City? Well theres only one way to find out and thats to go see the movie!
Honestly, I never really get to do a lot of these period pieces for movies because a lot of them to me personally seem uninteresting but this one caught my interest one because it has Arrow star Emily Bett Rickards in the movie and I was really curious to see how she would act in a period piece. And two because the story line seemed to be very interesting, and a part of my ancestry comes from Ireland and I was always curious to see how people lived in the old days in Ireland. And with this film being an original idea it was really well made. I just hope that Saoirse Ronan wins some kind of award because she deserves it, she was phenomenal in this film! With this film being so fantastic I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars with it being a phenomenal movie and the music by Michael Brooks to the movie really flows well with the film.
Brooklyn Movie is still in theaters for now, however the film will be heading to DVD and Blu-ray March 15, 2016!