I’ve never written a movie review before and don’t worry I’m not about to now. I don’t mind a synopsis but someone else’s opinion is never going to influence my decision on whether I watch a film or not. Film making is an art, and in the words of the Mighty Mickey Mouse “There is no right or wrong when it comes to making art”.
However, I just had to share the new movie “Brooklyn” with you. Thanks to The Irish Sun and the Odeon Cinema in Finglas I got to see it on Sunday night ahead of it’s general release. I generally go for comedies..I don’t do scary movies at all, thrillers are always good and chick flicks would need to be bloody hilarious to hold my attention. But give me a love triangle and I’m hooked.
For me the significant love triangle in this movie is between Colm Toibin (novelist), Nick Hornby (screen writer) and John Crowley (director).
Chemistry is key in any relationship ,yes?? Well it’s not just for the screen and its evident these three geniuses ‘ have it goin on!’ My time line of emotions?..for the rest of the night I was choked up, the next day.. still slightly lost for words as to how it affected me and day 3 – here I am telling you how much I loved it.
The on-screen love triangle is between Saoirse Ronan ( Ellis Lacey), Emory Cohen (Tony), and Domhnaill Gleeson (Jim Farrell).
It’s a toughie – they’re all Goodies no Baddies and Ellis has to work out where her heart AND her head lie. In her position I don’t know if I could and I would hope I’d have made the same decision but it shows how strong a woman has to become to walk her own path in life.
I’m not going to tell you what I think about the plot etc, instead I’ll give you MY version of IMDB’s cast list…
SAOIRSE RONAN ( Ellis Lacey)…Powerful, clever and quick-witted– a true heroine..
So there you have it – I guess you can tell I love this movie, and can’t wait to read the book!!! But hey, don’t let ME influence whether or not YOU go!