20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99
Available on VOD Tuesday
It's almost impossible to describe this period romance without using the word "lovely," even though the word makes the movie sound more lightweight than it is. Director John Crowley and screenwriter Nick Hornby hold fast to the simplicity of Colm Tóibín's novel, not overplaying the story of a meek shopgirl (played by an Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan) who emigrates to 1950s New York, gets acclimated to America, then she chases bad news back to her native Ireland. Beautifully shot and acted — with vivid characters and...