My great-grandmother came to America by boat during the potato famine in Ireland. So, for me, this was a great re-imagining of the trans-Atlantic experience.
Directed by John Crowley, the movie stars Saoirse Ronan as the Irish lass who comes to the USA. Her adventures seem very realistic. Nick Hornby wrote the script from a novel by Colm Tolbin and it is superb.
Ms Ronan's character lands here and falls in love with an Italian boy, News from home takes her away from him, so there is the plot tension. New York City's great "melting pot" is profiled, and it's part of what made it so fantastic.
|Great-grandma from Ireland with two daughters & grand-daughters|
Highly recommended as a timeless love story. Don't miss this one! An expertly done modern classic.