Friday, December 9, 2005

Samantha Morton, Paddy Cosidine, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimou Hounsou

Star Movies

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From the director of such renowned Irish movies such as "In the Name of the Father", "My Left Foot" and "The Boxer" comes a simple story of an Irish immigrant family adapting to their new life in the US. New York to be precise. They are composed of Johnny, Sarah his wife and their two young daughters Christy and Ariel. It is just a simple movie about chasing that elusive dream of making it big in America. The father is a strong willed character who is very devoted to his family, the mother is still healing over the death of their son, Frankie and the daughters well kids will be kids and they are such a delight to watch. Their young spirit shines and they are very enthusiastic about their new home. Their joie de vivre even infects their reclusive neighbor, Mateo portrayed by the talented Djimon Hounsou. The two young girls really carry the entire movie and it reminds me of my own childhood wherein my sister and I had to constantly adjust to our new "homes". A feel good movie that inspires even a cynic like me that dreams do come true despite obstacles and hurdles along the way.

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