Presented by / 11/28/2015 / No comments / , , , ,

SAOIRSE RONAN IN BROOKLYN

year: 2015 cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Domnhall Gleeson
Ever see a movie or read a story that sets up a young female character on her own, and when she falls completely and hopelessly in love, you wish she had more pain and less... contentment? That happens in BROOKLYN after we begin with Saoirse Ronan's Ellis in her native Ireland, where life seems lovely enough, but she decides to travel to America. BROOKLYN to be exact.

Saoirse Ronan
Much of the film actually takes place at a dinner table where feisty yet lovable God-fearing patriarch Mrs. Kehoe, played by the always-entertaining Julie Walters, steals scenes that are her's to own. She runs a boarding house for girls either quieter or more rowdy than Ellis, who remains the perfect middle-ground. While there's potential for great characterization within these eclectic young ladies, stuck in the city and looking for a man, when our heroine finds her true love in Emory Cohen's handsome young Italian plumber Tony, things get so breezy and perfect, the film could have taken place anywhere. All the urban, time-period significance is gone.

Once Ellis returns home to Ireland, meeting who would be the perfect guy, the artful nuance and gorgeous exterior is revitalized. The chemistry between Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson, as a young man with his future mapped out, has an easygoing "foreign film" vibe that takes its time and doesn't flow in forced romantic cliches, like, for example, in BROOKLYN, where, despite a genuinely apt performance by Ronan as a fish out of water, the overall story doesn't involve enough suspense for her ultimate decision to really matter.

RATING: **1/2
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

All Time Popular

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews & Pop Culture ranging from White Heat to Blade Runner

NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS

NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS
Includes Current Streaming Rental Flicks

FOR TELEVISION REVIEWS

FOR TELEVISION REVIEWS
From Movies of the Week to Cable Serials

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
cultfilmfreak@jamesmtate.com

WEBSITE INFORMATION

WEBSITE INFORMATION
Random Quote: "The writers life would be ideal, but for the writing...That was the problem I had to overcome.. Then I read in the Guinness Book of World's Records, Earle Stanley Gardner, the world's fastest novelist, who could dictate up to the rate of ten-thousand words a day... That was for me." Michael Caine, Pulp

Blog Archive

ETERNAL ART OF FILM NOIR

RARE & EXPLOITATION CINEMA

THE SHORTLIST

FAVORITE MOTION PICTURES
1)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 2)JAWS 3)THE CROWDED SKY 4)THE FEARMAKERS 5)HARDCORE 6)ANATOMY OF A MURDER 7)JOURNEY INTO FEAR 8)HOT CARS 9)VIOLENT SATURDAY 10)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA

SEVEN FAV ACTORS & DIRECTORS
1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)MARLON BRANDO 4)JACK NICHOLSON 5)TOM COURTENAY
6)PETER O'TOOLE 7)CHARLES BRONSON
1)RICHARD FLEISCHER 2)JACQUES TOURNEAR 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)STEVEN SPIELBERG 7)JOHN LANDIS

Popular This Month

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE
Take a Wild Swing at Dana Andrews Cinema

Blogs of Interest

SOARING TO THE SEVENTIES

SOARING TO THE SEVENTIES
Chinatown to High Rolling to Corvette Summer

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE