Sunday, February 14, 2016
Brooklyn by John Crowley, 2015 (PG-13)
with Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent
An Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) in 1950s New York falls for a tough Italian plumber (Emory Cohen), but faces temptation from another man (Domhnall Gleeson) when she returns to her homeland for a visit.
This most likely is the worse selected movie from the Oscars. It is not bad, but everything is so perfect in the life of this immigrant, from the beautifully clean street of Brooklyn, to the perfect and impeccable success she has with everything she touches, and most boringly the lack of emotion she display throughout the movie, the detachment to all things that makes her journey forgettable. The movie is so perfectly designed, with no risk, no texture, perfect dresses, perfect landscapes, perfect light, perfect make-up, it is very disturbing.