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"BROOKLYN"
(2015) (Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes None
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Mild
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Extreme
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Minor


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A young Irish woman moves to 1950s era Brooklyn to start her life anew, only to find herself drawn back to her small hometown.
PLOT:
It's the early 1950s, and Eilis Lacey (SAOIRSE RONAN) is a young woman who lives in a small Irish town with her older sister, Rose (FIONA GLASCOTT), and their widowed mother, Mrs. Lacey (JANE BRENNAN). Unlike Eilis' best friend, Nancy (EILEEN O'HIGGINS), who has a boyfriend in George Sheridan (PETER CAMPION), or Rose who has a good job as a bookkeeper, Eilis has no boyfriend, and works for the awful Miss Kelly (BRID BRENNAN) in a local bakery. With no bright future, she readily accepts an offer arranged by Rose and Father Flood (JIM BROADBENT), who's in Brooklyn, to move to the United States.

He gets her living accommodations in a boarding house for young women run by Madge Kehoe (JULIE WALTERS), and gets a job working as a clerk at Bartoccis where her boss, Miss Fortini (JESSICA PARE), is concerned that her shyness and lack of self-confidence will scare away customers. Things look up for Eilis when she meets local plumber Antonio "Tony" Fiorello (EMORY COHEN) who's instantly smitten with her. The two eventually become a couple despite her being Irish and him being Italian, and secretly marry.

She's finally coming into her own, has eliminated her homesickness, and passed night classes in bookkeeping when she gets bad news from home and ends up returning there to spend time with her mother. With Nancy unaware that her friend is married, she sets up a double date with them, George and his friend, Jim Farrell (DOMHNALL GLEESON). As Eilis waits for Nancy's upcoming nuptials, she ends up temping for her sister's former firm and spending more time with Jim, all of which leaves her conflicted about where her future should lie.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Some teenage girls might be drawn in by the love story, while fans of Ronan or others in the cast might be interested as well.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For a scene of sexuality and brief strong language.


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