Eilis, a young Irish woman settles in Brooklyn New York in the 1950’s leaving her family behind. She quickly falls in love with a local boy called Tony. Her world is shattered when a family tragedy takes her home to Ireland where she must choose between the two countries.
Saoirse Ronan (Little Women, Ladybird) brings the character alive with her expressive acting. There are strong friendships between the young women in the hostel which reminded me of the movie Ladies in Black. Her romance with Tony is sweet and his Italian family bring some humorous moments to the movie.