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Westley 2022-04-24 07:01:06

Some time ago, a large wave of awards season resources suddenly surfaced, and I picked it up. In the end, I chose Brooklyn to watch it first. A story not about green tea bitch but about growing up.
A single, small-town Irish girl without a serious job came to New York with the help of her sister. She was alone in New York, her job was not going well, and she missed her hometown. Fortunately, a gentle Italian boy appeared. She had love and found a career. Direction, just as he was beginning to look forward to his new life in New York, her sister died suddenly, and she had to return home temporarily. When she came home, she was no longer the old-fashioned town girl she was when she went out, but a fashionable and confident girl. And the town has become completely different for her. A handsome boy from a privileged family began to pursue her. He had a decent job left by his sister, and his lonely mother needed to be taken care of. If he stayed, he would definitely be able to start a stable life without any worries, but he had to abandon the distant future. Love and dreams in New York. She finally came to a node in her life, one choice, two completely different futures.
When the heroine first arrived in New York, it may be the plight of most 24- and 25-year-olds like me, and even the struggles of Chinese peers may be even more difficult. Hard work, closed and lonely life, difficult to say satisfied with the status quo, and ignorant of the future. We are already growing up, but it's hard to say when we'll start to mature and know what the future will look like.
Under the malice of an old woman, the heroine had to make it public that she was married in New York, and she finally chose to return to Brooklyn. I think this has nothing to do with moral criticism, it is just a choice for growth, whether passive or active. On the way back to New York, she had changed from being nervous and embarrassed when she was on the boat to being calm and determined, telling the little girl who just left home that you will eventually start a new life there with someone who only belongs to you. I like the scene in the poster very much. The heroine is leaning against the wall with her eyes closed. Maybe there is still a burden in her heart. She opened her eyes and sighed lightly, and saw the male protagonist come out with a smile, stand up straight, and welcome the male protagonist's embrace and future.
In my opinion, the whole film shows us the process of maturation. We all reach the point of the heroine, perhaps because we have found a career worth fighting for or met a person who looks at him in the future. A decision must be made to say goodbye to confusion and jump into a river that will take us to a definite future.

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  • Moshe 2021-12-01 08:01:26

    If it were before, I would probably not understand this movie. But after I watched a documentary about Irish immigrants, walked through the streets of Brooklyn, and watched this movie today after three and a half years in a foreign country, I seem to understand everything. In many cases, major decisions seem to be rushed, but they are only timing and fate. Even if you want to leave your hometown, leave your parents behind, and abandon your comfort, some decisions are made and you have to make them. There is no way out, let alone regret.

  • Alexandrine 2022-03-20 09:01:42

    Watching it for screenwriter Nick Hornby/Colm Tobin. Really disappointed, the plot aspect is like a student study: just because an old woman came to the conclusion "I almost forgot what this place looks like"? The way of echoing from beginning to end is also cliché. And finally, there was a bit of a dramatic conflict. I was about to see the inner struggle of the heroine, but the movie ended in a hurry...

Brooklyn quotes

  • Miss Fortini: Ellis, you look like a different person. How did you do it? Maybe I can pass some advice onto the next poor girl who feels that way.

    Eilis: I met somebody. An Italian fella.

    Miss Fortini: Oh, I'm not passing that on. I'd rather have them homesick than heartbroken. Does he talk about baseball all the time? Or, his mother?

    Eilis: No.

    Miss Fortini: Then keep him. There isn't another Italian man like him in New York.

  • Maurizio: So, has Tony offered to take you to Ebbets Field when the season starts?

    Eilis: [to Tony] You like baseball?

    Maurizio: He never mentioned the Dodgers? Not even once? What's the matter with you?