Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Review: ‘Brooklyn’ | Writing Suzanne

With the BAFTAs recently passed and the Academy Awards fast approaching, Brooklyn is set to be a firm favourite with the judging panel and audiences alike this year. Up for three Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay – Brooklyn recently won it’s only BAFTA of six nominations; Best British Film.

Saoirse Ronan leads the film as Eilis Lacey, who leaves behind 1950s Ireland for Brooklyn, and the hope of a better future for herself. Mostly set in America, with the occasional jump back to Ireland, we see Eilis faced with choosing between her new, independent life in America, and the people she left behind in Ireland. This decision is made increasingly difficult when she becomes torn between two men; Anthony (Emory Cohen) and Jim (Domhnall Gleeson).

Saoirse Ronan is the prefect lead for this film, as she moves at ease between the nervous girl arriving in the big city, to the confident and passionate…

Source: Review: ‘Brooklyn’ | Writing Suzanne

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