Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone. Brooklyn may be set in New York, but it’s actually very Irish. An Irish woman named Eilis immigrants to New York in the 1950s. Long story short, she meets a community of other Irish people, but she feels homesick. That’s when she meets a nice Italian guy named Tony. Which is somewhat unheard of since Irish and Italian people have a love-hate relationship. The biggest conflict comes when Elish has to decide between the traditions of her homeland and the man she loves. Brooklyn was nominated for three Academy Awards. Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It’s a good movie, but I never would have had any real interest in seeing it if it wasn’t nominated for Best Picture. It’s also nice to see a movie where Saoirse Ronan actually uses her Irish accent. Most actors with accents never have a chance to use them. So it feels like this part was made especially for her. While Brooklyn may not stand out much, it’s the most Irish thing you can watch that doesn’t have a leprechaun in it.


Tony (left) and Eilis (right) plan their future

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