It is difficult to create a brilliant love story; everything has been done already. Such is the case of Brooklyn. However, while Brooklyn’s story is overall, your typical cliche love story, it stands out due to its brilliant screenplay, inspiring costume and set design, and terrific acting.
It is not often I enjoy a love story. Brooklyn’s key ingredient, actress Saoirse Ronan, did it for me. Ronan immerses into her character, an intelligent young girl from Ireland new to Brooklyn, in the most sincere and touching way. It is primarily this, that helps director John Crowley turn such a dull and straightforward story, into a charming and easily pleasant film. Brooklyn is an undeniable good film, but not a great one. Nonetheless, with great performances across the board, a little hint of comedy, and an entertaining screenplay, this is one enjoyable love story.
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