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Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a movie starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, and Domhnall Gleeson. An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must...

Other Titles
ブルックリン, Brooklyn: un nuevo hogar, Brooklyn - Eine Liebe zwischen zwei Welten, 愛在他鄉, Bruklin, Brooklyn: Amor Sin Fronteras, Brooklyn: Un amor sin fronteras
Running Time
1 hours 57 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Romance, Drama
Director
John Crowley
Writer
Nick Hornby, Colm Tóibín
Actors
Jim Broadbent, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Saoirse Ronan
Country
UK, Canada, USA, Ireland
Year
2015
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

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Craig Walters

A great movie, the director perfectly captures the life and times of a young Jewish-American woman who lived a middle-class existence during the war. And her intense longing to reconnect with her family and to start a new life. A story that might not appeal to all, but that proves to be an eye-opener for a lot of viewers. With a splendid performance by Priyanka Chopra, I enjoyed this movie thoroughly.

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Dennis Vargas

When I saw this movie in theaters, I was terrified and yet not upset at all by what I saw. What I saw were my generation. I was still six and I did not know any of the actors. However, in real life, all the actors have gotten older. This is true of all the major actors and I believe this applies to the smaller ones as well. As an example, Katie Holmes's character, Christine, is 30 years older than The Rock (27), and it shows. However, The Rock played by Dwayne Johnson is 44. The Rock's character, who is a sportscaster, is 23. Many of the younger actors in the movie have all grown up and see the world differently, and that is what makes it so moving and fun. However, I will never forget how much younger I was when this movie came out, and I am now 20 years old and I love it as much as I did then. It is a story that should be told again and again and again, and I have to hope that more movies like this are made, and more people have the courage to say "No" to others when they say no to us. I want to live my life the way I want it to be, and that is to always live life to the fullest, to not be afraid of a change, to have courage, to stand up for what is right, and to never be afraid of the outside world when others are afraid to see it.

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Megan

The trouble with Mr. Bergman's movies, especially his early ones, is that there is often something off putting about him. I've seen them all, and I'm not sure why. I certainly don't dislike his work. It is just that for the most part I don't understand him. Until recently, I considered myself a good big fan of the stuff he did, but by now I've come to prefer the stuff that he hasn't done. I wasn't sure which to choose - his more artistic or more "artsy" work. I decided to give this film a chance. It turned out to be a terrific watch. The performances are very good, especially the two leads, as well as all of the supporting actors. I think all the characters are well portrayed, although some of them are definitely caricatures. I'd say the acting of the main guy is quite good, as well as that of the girl next door, but the two girls are at their best in their characters. I'd say that this film is worth seeing if you enjoy these films. It's a good, real-life portrayal of the struggle of a small town woman struggling to overcome the issues of her life. While the main character of her life was a horrible person, her mother was a wonderful person.

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Tammy S.

I can't say much. OK, let's see. Kabbalah is an interesting concept, not from a historical point of view. "Kabbalah" is a strong word, because the focus is on the way that the traditions of the Middle Eastern world are gradually evolving. Some people say that Kabbalah has nothing to do with the Jewish faith, but the fact is that it is "fundamental" and is extremely important in the historical development of Judaism. The point of this film is not to show you the history of Kabbalah, but the evolution of the Kabbalah system itself. The characters are not merely stereotypes, but look real, and the conversations that are presented are interesting, so that the viewer becomes involved in the ideas. So, for example, a discussion of the relationship between the demons and the angels, or the relationships between the various deities, like Baal, Horus and Isis. The Kabbalah we have has developed in the last centuries. The story is told from the perspective of the protagonists, but that is very important: every conversation in this film is a question, and as we realize it, we follow the story. You may be surprised, for example, to see that we are still talking about the same events that we saw in the Middle East in the 20th century. All the actors are brilliant, from the children's character to the adults. And finally, the background music and the photography are very, very real. I have not seen such a documentary in a long time. It's like the best of all documentaries: the actors are the subjects of the film, but what the subject says to us is what we take from the film, and the emotions and atmosphere are the same feelings that we have when we watch the film.

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Doris

There is something about moving away from the cultural or political background of a city and seeing it for what it is, what it is not, is a strange feeling. The filmmaker is at the center of this, of course, but the writing is eloquent as well, a foretaste of things to come. The majority of the movie is made up of interview footage taken from San Francisco where it was shot for the book. Many of the scenes are very carefully constructed and develop a rhythm that lingers, like a soundtrack. The movie is suffused with a sense of beautiful, sober beauty. A slow pace punctuated with clever in-jokes. The result is in line with the urban setting. The cast is excellent, and a rare find.

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William Mendez

It's a slice of life, very good directing, good acting and great scenery.I just wish they could have done more things to show us that also. The plot was actually ok, it was a bit stretched and that was fine with me, it needed to have a bit of weight and I would say it was done very well. Most of the scenes were really interesting, there was a very good use of lighting, and I really liked the camera angles. Overall it was very enjoyable, the music was OK, I liked the opening scenes. The ending was interesting, but I did think it was a bit weak, but I'm happy with the ending it was the best I could get. Overall I felt it was an excellent film that should have been better than it was. I would say that it was definitely worth the watch, not a big fan of the ones with David and Olivia but I liked this one better. Worth watching, 9/10.

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Karen Phillips

Nancy Meyers' performance as Jane is certainly one of the best of her career. This isn't about looking for a Hollywood plot. This is a family story. It is not some romance between mother and daughter. This is a story about the search for love, and the obstacle of doubt. Jane's pain and pain of discovering the truth, is very well portrayed. The emotions run deep with the movie and Meyers will make you cry. And you will want to see this movie again. The message of the movie isn't "romantic" or "important" or "radical" or anything. The message is about hope. And Jane looks beautiful. She is a great actress, and I would say this is her best movie. She is even looking better for it.

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Gregory

And I'm being quite brutal. This film is really great. It's a cross between the Corleone films and Reservoir Dogs, with a good dose of Grindhouse thrown in. The style of the film is what struck me. A lot of what is said in the film is very difficult to listen to or see, because the language is so fast and downbeat, and not very easy to decipher. Yet it all fits together very well. This is something that isn't so common, and that's very evident here. The storytelling is very good, and you're often unsure what is going to happen, yet everything seems to flow together and all the pieces go together. This is very impressive. The way the script is set up and shot is very impressive. It is very much like something that you would see in a Tarantino movie. The direction is very good too. As in the first time I have seen this, it is done very well. The music is great, and it makes the story flow better. The acting is a mixed bag. In the beginning, I didn't care about the actors. Their roles were not very developed and I didn't know them. But as the story goes on and the characters become more important, I liked them a lot. Yet I was confused by the lack of exposition. Yet the story got better as it went on. The ending was great, and made the film really feel like it was written by someone who really knew what he or she was doing. Also, the visual aspect of the film is really good. The cinematography and design is very good. The look of the film is great, but it does have some bad points. Some shots are just too dark or dark for me. And some of the shots are very annoying. I really like this film. There is more than one thing to like about it, but I'm still trying to pick out one thing that really makes the film. The cinematography, the music, the acting. They all come together to make this a film that is very memorable. I'm giving this 9 out of 10, because there is one aspect that I still cannot figure out. That's why I'm giving this 9 out of 10.

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Shirley

A German singer in Israel, the tale of the rise and fall of this brilliant and quirky teen in a strange town. Much better than the typical Hollywood teen movies, this one can help you to get a better grasp on what is reality.You will not believe that this story could come from a place like this.As if it were a hard boiled reality for many Americans.This is what you see in the world today.We have to keep in mind that the culture is different from the real one.Most of the movie goes unnoticed.The growth, the lives, the crimes, the love, the highs, and the lows.These are what reality is, and this movie helps to bring this home for viewers. I loved this movie and recommend it highly. I even liked it better than "Wolf".

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Stephen Wright

After years of waiting, I finally caught up with this beautifully haunting film, which I can only describe as having "Romantic Director/Actress" written all over it. The thing is, though, that this is a relatively small movie, and not because the production values are minimal - but because the movie's delivery is centered around its characters. Normally this would result in the movie falling apart, but it doesn't, and what comes after they are introduced is what really makes the movie work, and really makes it so memorable. It's not a smooth ride - no one is exactly likable and nice-looking, and there are points when you can think of something in the other characters' head and the film gets absolutely lost in its own image. It's not a movie that will stand out as great, even in the acting section, but it is a fascinating film to watch and truly worth a watch. It is just beautiful, really. Not too romantic, but very romantic. 9/10

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Amy Ellis

My Review: Another wonderful performance from Jason Bateman who gave us 'The Age Of Adaline' in a completely unexpected way. The topic of a woman not wanting to have children and the film itself with a unique cast, the locations and the tone and atmosphere made this a masterpiece in my opinion. Not as much of a drama as I thought but I still liked it quite a bit because of its use of the indie film and my favorite actor and the fact that we actually see him just barely through the roles. The subject matter and the way it was brought out was refreshing and fresh and honestly, if you see 'Born Yesterday' and hate it, you will hate this, but don't worry I think it's a beautiful film with a very well written story and some really great performances. My Grade: A-

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Michelle

In a time where so many films about India are running about us and what does that mean, it is a pleasure to see this movie. It is an honest attempt to show the people and the nation of India as it is, and it's not happening. The acting is superb, the movie keeps you interested as it shows you the changes in the people and their lives. This is the first film I have seen in a while that I love and look forward to seeing more films of India and this one is just a gem. Highly recommended.

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Janice P.

This is the first American film I have seen directed by a woman. I have been more interested in foreign films in the past, as it is rarely the case that I watch films by the same director. I watched this film in a group at our college and all of us who were in the film room were awed by the quality of the cinematography, the use of slow motion, and the direction. I saw the movie with subtitles. I cannot fathom how it could be that the English words were not spoken and the pictures are not in black & white, as they should be. It's a beautifully executed picture with a beautiful score. There are points where you just want to scream, "NO, no.no." but it doesn't stop the plot. I'm still mad at myself for not hearing the messages of the film before, but this film definitely told me something that I hadn't known, and it was deeply moving. I am an artist myself and I am deeply saddened by the fact that so many talented people, including myself, were cut out of this story.

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Brian P.

I've never seen any of Fran Drescher's movies and I did not really know much about the director before watching this. I found this movie to be amazingly refreshing and to have a genuine feel for what it is to be young in America. This movie is about friendship and sisterhood but also about the concept of "dating" and being accepted as an equal. The acting is very believable and the directing is very well done. The songs are very emotional and all are nice in their own way. The transitions are crisp and the emotions are very easily pulled off. The storyline is great and I love how the characters break up. The two older girls are very powerful and I liked how they weren't just teenage girls having sex. Overall, this movie is not what people expect from a romance film, but it is a great story that shows what being a young woman is really about.

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Scott A.

I did not expect much from this movie because it seems to be full of "actors" who seem to be pretty confused on what they want to do. A good explanation for this is that while this film was made in the early 80's when I was a teenager, it is a modern day remake of a classic film by the legendary John Cassavetes. No one would expect a remake of a film made in the early to mid 80's. The major difference is the direction of the film. Gone are the 90's romantic themes. The film focuses on the young people in this small southern town. Newcomers were the children of the wives or the boyfriends. These children are portrayed as the "kind" of children the old movie focused on. Only one mother of the 11 children is played by an actress and one of the adult actors. The families are all in the car from Tennessee to Louisiana. Both of these characters are lonely, but have lost touch with each other. They live in a way like they have never been to other counties. They have never traveled far from where they were born. Only one has ever learned to drive. They are also two sisters who are separated and they are fighting. They are a bit too old for their age and are in a constant struggle for each other. This is a tough movie to watch. Every time it ends it makes me feel sad. The actors are very good and the direction is great. The only problem is the old music is very long and boring. The direction was really good but it seems like the music was being kept for too long. It's not that long but it's too long. Overall, a good movie and a treat.

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Jeffrey

There are times when you may want to fall asleep. You may want to stop and watch something else. You may want to fall asleep in your chair. A good film is one that is about dreams and nightmares. This film shows this, it shows the uncertainty of a marriage and the difficulty of life and the weight of long-lasting relationships. I love this film and I hope I can find it on DVD. The acting is superb and the story is true. There are not many films I would compare it to but this one is. I recommend this film to anyone who is mature and who is looking for a good film.

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Lawrence Nichols

I know people with a deep love for music in general, but I must admit, this movie was a breath of fresh air in my book. I am not the kind of person who likes to get the technical details of what is going on (though I do appreciate the connection between the music and the characters) but I did enjoy watching this movie, because I got a new understanding of what a music documentary should look like. The cast is stellar. Tom Hanks is wonderful as the sensitive and "down-on-his-luck" husband, Gwen Stefani is great as the down-on-her-luck receptionist, and Julia Roberts is great as the receptionist, there is not one actor in this film who I would not recommend for an award. I recommend this film to all people who are interested in music or watching a movie about it. My rating-9/10

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Christina Fowler

I'm not sure who would be drawn to this movie but I guess it's the same age groups as The Borrowers Club (another movie that I really liked) or Dazed and Confused (which I also really liked). I'm in my late 20's so if you are in your 20's, you'll enjoy this movie, but I think it's best for anybody in their early 20's because it's so much fun. I do think the young ones would be bored because they didn't know anything about high school at that age. There are really no bad parts in the movie. The plot is very good and the characters are real and real. I liked the movie so much that I watched it several times and so did my wife and my son.

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Lori M.

What was the point of the first two films that Jon Favreau directed? None, what are they for? I thought that he could do better. I think he did not need the back story with Saoirse but I guess he did not want to be on the same movie with the original star. Anyway, I did not have the original actors in mind when I was watching this. This film is about someone, Mary Ann who is losing it. She seems like a nice person but she just cannot control her urge to blow off an attractive guy. However, her story has an overtones that is a lot of the idea behind The Iron Lady. Her story is basically told as an American film that has been seen by the British and was a reference for the part of Martin. I do not think that the director tried to add anything else. The film is about a woman who is very self absorbed. In many ways, she is self centered. She is stubborn. Her husband is not a good person. She was trapped and thus she started to be paranoid about people. She does not have the respect of her husband, her husband is not a good person. She does not have the respect of her friends or even her employer. She is just quite of a different, even ugly, individual. In a way, she is that way in general. She has never been in love. Her life is exactly what it is. She loves herself and that is how she starts to control it. She destroys things in order to be loved. I think that this film is a good example of what a woman with a good life and a successful career can look like. She can achieve all these things and I have no idea why she does not respect her husband but does not love him or at least respect what he has given to her. The film is about people who do not like what society has given them. They have always had money and power and they do not want to let go of that. They try to use it to be liked or do what they want and then they do it. They have always lived a good life. They do not want to live a good life anymore. They like to live their lives as if they have nothing to do. I like this idea and I do not like people who do not like what is on the other side of the world. There is no relation between these two characters. She is a crazy person, a very self centered, very materialistic and not caring about anything. Martin is a very good, very kind person who loves his wife and his son very much. The film is about a woman who can feel that she is better than others. She can feel that she is too strong and that she cannot live without her husband and her son. She is not able to keep her husband or her son. She needs to get out of her comfort zone, go to Europe and experience life and she does not do this because of her money. She does it because she wants to be loved and she needs to have respect from others. The film is about being somebody. Someone who has everything she wants. She wants to enjoy life. She does not like to see things that are not proper or because she does not like what others have. She wants to know what is good and what is not. She wants to know what other people can do or who they can be. She does not like to see things that are not right. She does not want to feel that she is alone. She is no longer an ordinary person but she is very special. She has the fortune and she does not need the money. Her fortune gives her the self esteem and she is satisfied with her wealth. She does not need anyone to give her the proper things. The film is about that. It is about being somebody and it is about a person who is no longer happy with herself and her life. She is not able to live a good life. She has no relation with people and her life is not a good one. I think that this film is about that. It is about self

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Barbara Larson

Being a biopic you might be expecting a particular kind of style, but this isn't the case. It's a very ordinary film. Unlike other biopics the acting is not too extraordinary. However, the photography, lighting, and editing really help to make the film flow. It is a bit similar to "The Piano" in style. It really helps to engage the audience. The scenes that are shot with a lot of physical movement are scenes that get your eyes to move. If the scenes are very long and boring you won't be able to focus. A true pity because there are many good scenes. Although the film has many bad scenes, I would still recommend this film. It has a low budget and it is a good film to rent. If you liked this film, you can definitely enjoy one of the films of that year, "Flirting With Disaster" or "The Hateful Eight".

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Nancy

What are you looking for in a film? Storyline? Its easy. Its based on a true story. A dog that was sent to a slaughterhouse where people called him by name and wanted him to bark. They wanted him to bark like a dog. The director and writer knew that they had to find a way to get the audience involved in this film. This is why they put so much time into it. They took the time to get into the characters. They made it a story that was authentic. The director and writer know that they don't want the audience to say what they thought of the characters. They made sure that the audience would be happy about the story. That is what they do. This is a film about a man that tries to find love and brotherhood in this really dark world. He finds that when he has a chance to meet one of his best friends. His brother is dead and his girlfriend has left him. His job is making food for the dogs that come to the slaughterhouse. He has tried to do his best to keep this alive. But his mom is dying and he has little time to live. He goes on a journey to find his brother and finds he has to go on a journey of his own to find his love. This is one of those films that can take you in and make you feel like you are there with them. I think a lot of people think a film has to have a plot, but you just have to be in the right frame of mind to understand the story.

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Randy Bowman

If a film like this was put together for a big Hollywood audience, it would be highly acclaimed and a popular film for years to come. Perhaps the next Oscar for Best Picture would go to Baila Terru, a thriller with a fine cast and an attractive girl - Natalie Portman - playing a devoted private eye (sp?) who pursues a disgraced female lawyer and her lesbian lover. The rest of the cast is made up of fine actors of Spain (Pilar Gonzalez) and Italy (Sandro Koller), who make a very intriguing couple, even though the plot might seem flat. With its quietness, enigmatic tone, intriguing characters and a high degree of suspense, it deserves to be seen by more than a few people. A film of the 1990s like this should be more widely appreciated by other filmmakers, who may think it is not for them.

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Anthony S.

I was very impressed with this movie. I thought it was very well-crafted and witty, and most of all, quite effective. the main character is very well-developed and well-acted. I think this is one of the best movies of the year. It should definitely be in the running for Best Picture and should certainly get the number 1 spot on the Academy's list of nominations. All I can say is that the direction is very good. There is a very good flow to the story, and the characters seem real. The cinematography, however, is excellent, particularly the snow-covered environment, the panoramas, and the rain in the streets of New York. The soundtrack is wonderful. I really enjoyed the conversation scenes between the main character and the other characters, especially between the two older kids, which really worked well in this film. I liked the occasional romance between the main characters, but I don't think it was meant to be romantic. But the ending of the movie was quite sad and very emotionally powerful. I don't know if the movie was meant to be realistic or if it was really supposed to be that, but this movie really worked, and I think it is a very original and exciting movie. It's definitely an improvement over any other romantic movie I've seen in a long time.