Among all of the flash of big budget movies, it’s nice to see an understated, thoughtful story.
Sometimes among all of the flash and show of big budget movies, it’s nice to see an understated, thoughtful story. This is exactly what Brooklyn brings to the table. It is the story of an Irish immigrant, Eilis, adjusting to her new life in the unfamiliar America during the 1950’s. In Ireland, Eilis has no real prospects yet it’s hard to ignore the duty and expectations of family. In America she has a job, is advancing her education, and has the love interest of an Italian man named Tony.
What I find wonderful about this film is the universal themes of duty to family and branching out into independence. It’s about taking chances when you don’t know exactly where the road will lead you. Even though this is set in the 1950’s, it is a message that will resonate with everyone. We’ve all been in a position of making a choice of which creates rippling effects in our lives.
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