Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleason, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent,
Source of story
Novel by Colm Toibin
It is 1952. A young woman from the Irish backwoods emigrates to New York where she finds a new life and a husband, but is drawn back by the death of her sister. On her return she finds many doors open to her, and it seems that the town may have changed.
A lot of Irish fun, particularly in the boarding house where she joins half a dozen other Irish girls all of whom are making their way and hoping for romance. One fairly prim sexual event. Very period presentation.
A pretty bland presentation, but Nick Hornby does his best with the material, employs a couple of traditional theatrical techniques, and gets the Irish girls exchanging entertaining riffs. Feted by the critics and won the BAFTA for Best British Film