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Movie Info & Cast


Eilis Lacey is a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.


  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Hugh Gormley
  • Brid Brennan
  • Maeve McGrath
  • Emma Lowe
  • Barbara Drennan
  • Gillian McCarthy
  • Fiona Glascott
  • Jane Brennan
  • Eileen O'Higgins

Did You Know?


  • Rooney Mara was originally cast in the lead role. However, her eventual replacement, Saoirse Ronan, was a frontrunner for the part since this movie began development, but she was too young to portray Eilis. The production was stalled for years, Mara backed out and when the project was ready to resume, Ronan had aged properly to fit the character and won the part.
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  • The registration ZL 4994 on the black saloon car is in an incorrect typeface. That style of font was not used in Ireland until the late 1990s.
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    • Eilis: I wish that I could stop feeling that I want to be an Irish girl in Ireland.
    • Father Flood: Homesickness is like most sicknesses. It will pass.
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Verified Review

the cinematography was great. went with a bunch of people, the girls cried, we all laughed and many couldn't stop talking about the characters during the movie. success

Sarah E


Nov 4, 2015

This is sweet, sentimental filmmaking of the old school, but it’s too sincere to get sticky. If “nice” isn’t the kind of adjective to put you off a movie, you’ll probably enjoy Brooklyn, even if you’re occasionally aware of its masterful manipulations.

Metacritic review by Alonso Duralde
Alonso Duralde
Jan 31, 2015

Classily and classically crafted in the best sense by director John Crowley and screenwriter Nick Hornby, this superbly acted romantic drama is set in the early 1950s and provides the feeling of being lifted into a different world altogether, so transporting is the film’s sense of time and place and social mores.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter