Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: November 20, 2015 - Toronto, Vancouver
DVD: March 15, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 82 votes and 23 reviews
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Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters


With few opportunities for young women in postwar Ireland, soft-spoken Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) gets the chance of a lifetime. Her family arranges with a kindly Brooklyn priest (Jim Broadbent) for Eilis to move America to have a better chance at life.

Eilis jumps at the chance. Although she gets a room at a Brooklyn boarding house and a job at a swanky department store, Eilis struggles to find her place. That changes when she meets Tony (Emory Cohen), a handsome young Italian man with an infectious passion for life. When a family tragedy draws her back to Ireland, she's faced with a dilemma.

Director: John Crowley
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
Screenplay: Nick Hornby

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  • 5 stars "One of the best movies I have watched in a long time. It's a little slow moving but very captivating. I really got a feel for how our early immigrants must have felt when arriving in a strange land and how their hearts were torn for their loved ones back home"
  • 5 stars "Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen are brilliant in this movie."
  • 5 stars "Saoirse Ronan performs brilliantly, especially in scenes with Emory Cohen as her Italian boyfriend. One of the best movies I've seen in the last five years."