There at times I agree with critics of Best Picture nominated films such as ‘Room’ and ‘Boyhood’, and there at times that I don’t agree ‘The Big Short’ and ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’.
Going into ‘Brooklyn’ I had heard a lot of buzz surrounding this film, and thankfully I agree it is a film that shows beauty and elegance. Directed by John Crowley and stars Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson.
‘Brooklyn’ follows an Irish girl named Ellis, who moves to New York for more job opportunities and to seek for a better and brighter future. She stays at a boarding house with other Irish girls, however she tries to overcome being home sickness of being away from her family, miles and miles away.
‘Brooklyn’ has some solid acting performances, but Saoirse Ronan easily steals the film as she is perfectly cast providing an electrifying and incredible performance. The film’s characters are well realised and perfectly written with some humour in places that is surprisingly funny, yet the film is also filled with plenty of heart and emotion that becomes touching and heart-warming.
While romance films aren’t my favourite genre, as they tread on being repetitive and clichéd, thankfully ‘Brooklyn’ is one of those rare exceptions being a sad, sweet, romantic film filled with beauty and sorrow, as it delivers some fantastic direction and cinematography – such as lighting and camera work, with stellar acting performances and a nicely written story, ‘Brooklyn’ is beautiful and sincere.