Brooklyn is a movie that has been one of the most talked about this year, ever since it premiered at the Sundance Film festival at the beginning of 2015.



There's only a few weeks to go until Brooklyn hits the big screen here in the UK and it is set to be one of the dramas that not to be missed this November - it is a movie that I have been looking forward to for some time.

Brooklyn is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Colm Tóibín and has been adapted for the big screen by novelist turn screenwriter Nick Hornby, while John Crowley is back in the director's chair for the film.

Crowley has already brought us movies such as Is Anybody There? and Boy A and this is his first film since Closed Circuit back in 2013 - Brooklyn is the fifth feature film of his directing career to date.

We haven't seen too much of Saoirse Ronan on the big screen so far this year, but Brooklyn is set to mark her return as she takes on the central role of Eilis Lacey. Ronan is one of the most exciting young acting talents around and Brooklyn will see her team up with Crowley for the first time.

Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson are two other rising stars and they are set to take on Ronan's love interests Antonio "Tony" Fiorello and Jim Farrell in the film. Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters complete and exciting and very talented cast list.

Set in the early 1950s, Brooklyn is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Ronan) who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, NY where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a future - and love, in the shape of Italian-American Tony (Cohen).

When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Gleeson) courting her. As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma - a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries.

Many of the movies that are set for release this autumn are surrounded in Oscar whispers but Brooklyn is a movie that has been tipped to be an potential contender for some time. The movie has already won over audiences and critics at Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival this year but we are going to have to wait and see if it is in the Oscar mix.

Ronan is no stranger to the Oscar race with a Best Supporting Actress nomination under her belt for Atonement and we are going to have to wait and see if the young star is set to be in the mix again. The Best Actress category promises to be a very exciting one for 2016 with a whole host of names that could well find themselves in the mix.

Brooklyn is released 6th November.

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