Nominated for six BAFTA awards (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay along with nominations for Make-up & Hair and Costume Design) and three Academy Awards (Best Film, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay), Brooklyn is a story of a young woman forced to make difficult choices.
Brooklyn is based on the award-wining novel by Colm Tôibín, which has been transformed into a BAFTA and Academy award nominated screenplay by Nick Hornby.
It stars BAFTA and Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, Atonement), as Eilis the young woman who travels from Ireland to New York where she has the opportunity for a future. She also finds love in the form of Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen; The Gambler, The Place Beyond The Pines) but is soon called home when a family tragedy takes place – she finds she has to make a heart-breaking choice between two countries.
The film also stars Julie Walters (Mama Mia, Harry Potter), Jim Broadbent and Domhnall Gleeson in this funny, moving and beautifully told story directed by John Crowley.
Here is what critics made of the film:
The Telegraph: **** “Nick Hornby, turning in his strongest work ever as a screenwriter, compress this part of the story without stifling its emotional charge.”
The Guardian: **** “those who discover the film, whether by design or accident, will be wooed by its subtle spell and enriched by its deceptively low-key charm.”
The Independent: ***** “The real achievement of Brooklyn is that it feels so fresh and original.”
The Financial Times: ***** “Brooklyn has an old-fashioned perfection so incandescent, and so winning, that it’s almost spooky.”
Time Out: ***** “John Crowley’s rapturously big-hearted adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s 2009 novel.”
NME: **** “It’s the mark of a well-written and well-played character that when the credits roll you feel like you’ve been living with them for not a couple of hours but several years.”
Evening Standard: **** “Brooklyn is quite a plain story, very beautifully carried out.”
Brooklyn is released on DVD and Blu ray on the 29th February. Pre-order on Amazon now.