BROOK­LYN

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Based on Colm Toibin’s ac­claimed 2009 novel, Brook­lyn is a charm­ing and com­pelling drama, an­chored by a sim­ply su­perb per­for­mance from Saoirse Ro­nan . Lu­mi­nous yet un­der-stated, she per­fectly cap­tures the ner­vous­ness and slow-blos­som­ing of some­one get­ting used to un­fa­mil­iar sur­round­ings. Fans of cos­tume dra­mas will love the at­ten­tion to de­tail on dis­play. study of guilt, jeal­ousy, long­ing and in­sen­si­tiv­ity, Andrew Haigh’s stun­ning and fas­ci­nat­ing Bri­tish drama ben­e­fits from two vet­eran ac­tors at the top of their game. Tom Courte­nay’s qui­etly pow­er­ful per­for­mance is up­staged by the al­ways cap­ti­vat­ing Char­lotte Ram­pling, who runs a truly be­liev­able and un­der­stand­able gamut of emo­tions over the course of the

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