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Saoirse Ronan soars in the emotionally rich immigrant's tale 'Brooklyn'

Saoirse Ronan soars in the emotionally rich immigrant's tale 'Brooklyn'

No special effect is more difficult than mastery of the complex contours of the human heart. No amount of money spent or armies of CGI minions employed can ensure that it is done right: Emotion, intelligence and skill in equal measure are what's essential. Qualities that the masterfully done "Brooklyn" have in abundance.

Impeccably directed by John Crowley, feelingly adapted by Nick Hornby from Colm Tóibín's fine novel and blessed with heart-stopping work from star Saoirse Ronan and the rest of the cast, "Brooklyn" is about love and heartache, loneliness and intimacy, what home means and how we achieve it.

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