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Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

Thought I'd start a thread on this film since it deserves one. I saw it this past Saturday and I can say that it definitely deserves its 99% RT rating.



The trailer gives away most of the plot, but for a film like this it is more about the journey than plot twists. It does make it seem like more of a dry, dramatic period piece than it actually is. It is warm, charming, often amusing and decidedly old-fashioned. I saw this and Spotlight this weekend and it was this film that I was thinking of the next day. Rarely do I have such a strong desire to see a film a second time so soon.

I think anyone who has followed her work knows that Saoirse Ronan is an excellent actress, but this is a command performance that I feel pretty certain will garner her at least a Best Actress nomination.

I'm hardly a Saoirse Ronan fanboy and this sort of film is normally outside of my taste wheelhouse, but I am very happy that the wife dragged me to see this.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

Oh, yeah. I saw a trailer for this in theaters. I wanted to see it. Looked good.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

I have no idea how to pronounce any of those actors first names.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

Saoirse = "SEER-shuh" or "SUR-shuh", she goes by both. "SEER-shuh" is actually how it is said in Ireland.

Domhnall = Just the Gaelic spelling of "Donal" (as in actor Donal Logue). Like "tonal" with with a "D".

Emory = "Throat-Warbler Mangrove"
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

This is supposed to be really good. Can't wait to see it. Ronan is always good.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

It looks like this will be playing at my local theatre starting Wednesday. I will try and see. I think it looks pretty good.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
I have no idea how to pronounce any of those actors first names.
Saiorse = Circe (mythology) = Cersei (GoT). I think.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

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Saiorse = Circe (mythology) = Cersei (GoT). I think.
Nope, it's Gaelic for "freedom" or "liberty" and pronounced fairly differently than "Cersei".
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

I'm not big into romance films but this hit all the right chords, and the acting is really quite remarkable. Also they managed to do a period film on the cheap which is impressive in itself. I can see why it has a 99% score on RT...it's earned it.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

This is supposed to be one of the best films of the year. Interested to see how many Academy Awards it gets nominated for.

Not much feedback here on DVDTalk. Going to check this out very soon.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

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This is supposed to be one of the best films of the year. Interested to see how many Academy Awards it gets nominated for.
I would be surprised if it didn't pick up one of the up to ten BP noms (with no chance of winning) and a BA nom for Ronan, who may have at least a decent chance of winning.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

I liked it.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

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I would be surprised if it didn't pick up one of the up to ten BP noms (with no chance of winning) and a BA nom for Ronan, who may have at least a decent chance of winning.
Saw this today. It will certainly get a Best Picture nomination, but obviously won't win. This was a joy to watch. Like some reviewers have said, they don't make them like this anymore.

Saoirse Ronan is a lock for a Best Actress nomination. I'd like to see this film again.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

Saw this on Saturday. It was very, very good. Interesting movie about the immigrant experience, the role of women in post-war America, and, well, romance.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

Didn't think I'd be wowed by this movie, but it's one of my top picks for 2015. For older folks who say they don't make 'em like they used to, send them to this one.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

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For older folks who say they don't make 'em like they used to, send them to this one.
Funny you say that, because at the screening I attended, I was, at 52, one of the youngest people in the theater. It looked like a charter bus from a retirement home dropped off most of the audience.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

I'm turning 38 and loved it. have i crossed over into "older folks" territory?
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

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I'm turning 38 and loved it. have i crossed over into "older folks" territory?
Definitely not. But you may be asked or want to suggest a movie that someone older would enjoy. OTOH I have friends in their 20s and 30s who are also passionate fans of Brooklyn.
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I'm 28 and liked it a lot. I do think I was the youngest in the theatre.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

Just a great movie, Saoirse Ronan was wonderful.

Best movie I saw all year.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

I liked it. Simple story, well done.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

Saw this yesterday. Definitely worthwhile. Simple yet appealing story.

I admire Ronan's range as an actress. I would say most of my audiences members (older people) would never think her capable of doing something like "Hannah."
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

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Saw this yesterday. Definitely worthwhile. Simple yet appealing story.

I admire Ronan's range as an actress. I would say most of my audiences members (older people) would never think her capable of doing something like "Hannah."
I like young actors that actively take control of their careers and just get as much variety as possible as time goes for them. She's pretty solid all around.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

Saw this tonight and loved every moment. My favorite movie of the year. Almost a perfect film, and I love Ronan, I so hope she wins Best Actress. She should.
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Re: Brooklyn (2015, D: John Crowley), S: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

all i have to say after seeing this beautifully crafted movie is wow! i had very little knowledge about it before going in and i am glad. i was stunned by how much i loved it. everything about it was a marvel and harkened back to film-making of old. it really felt so authentic and incredibly realized. so vivid and lush this world was and i just fell in love with it. Ronan and Gleeson and Ronan and Cohen were just magnetic. loved everything about this one.


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