I haven’t seen many movies this year, and there are many I’d like to see before the Oscars in a few weeks. But this past weekend I watched one that I absolutely loved. I hadn’t heard much about the movie Brooklyn before I watched it, but I loved it so much I’m already hankering to see it again. And I’ve ordered the book (which I heard is even better).
Brooklyn is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to America in the 1950s. Played by Saoirse Ronan, the character of Eilis comes alive in such a vivid manner it’s easy to forget that it’s a fictional tale. Her progression throughout the movie is so captivating and believable that it’s a wonder to watch.
The movie is nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Have you seen Brooklyn? Are there any other movies you loved this year?