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Movie Review: Brooklyn

Is Brooklyn a movie to Dodge? -Steven Richard K

Is Brooklyn a movie to dodge?

No! This movie was adorable. It gave me all of the feels.

Saoirse Ronan plays Eilis, a young girl in Ireland who goes off to Brooklyn to find a better life. I just wanted to jump through the screen and hug her and hold her hand and listen to her talk. She was adorable. I knew her most notably from Hanna which you should check out if you have not seen.

Director: John Crowley. I don’t really know anything he’s done but he handled this one well.

Writer: Nick Hornby wrote the screenplay (with Colm Toibin who wrote the book. Hornby wrote High Fidelity (great), About a Boy (great), and Fever Pitch (I’ve never seen it, but now since I wrote that and my wife actually owns it I probably will be watching it with in the next week. Yes I know it has Jimmy Fallon and is directed by the Farrely brothers and is about the Red Sox. I just never saw it). The story was really good. I was compelled.

If you enjoy a nice movie with a slightly slow burning story with some romance in there you’ll like this one.

This film will get a best picture nomination. Maybe a best actress nom for Saoirse Ronan.

Brooklyn is out now in select theaters. (I don’t know why this is only in select theaters, if they released this wider I think it would do pretty well. Maybe they’re doing that thing where they release it a bit, it gets good hype and word of mouth, then when the release it wide everybody goes?)

TLDR: 5/5. I loved this movie. Maybe go see this one on a date night if you’re being romantic.

Steven Richard K is the host of the Search for a Cohost podcast ( and a member of the sketch group Mister Bismuth. Follow Steven on Twitter @StevenRichardK.

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