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Thinking About Brooklyn

Thinking About Brooklyn

I like movies where good-looking actors have romantic problems sometime in the past, and not many of these have come out lately. Nobody has remade a Jane Austen or Bronte novel in quite some time, I haven't seen Keira Knightly or James McAvoy on the side of a bus in years, and the days of Downton Abbey are numbered...

So it's no surprise that I was desperate to see Brooklyn. In fact, the only thing that's surprising is how long it took me to get to the movie theatre after its release. 

I'll leave the movie reviews to the pros, but I will say that I definitely recommended it for anyone who loves a good romantic drama. What stuck with me most about Brooklyn was the relationship between the main character and her family, and I'm left thinking about it days later...

How do we balance our own happiness with the responsibilities and happiness we owe our families? At what point do we need to separate ourselves from our past in order to build our future? What would I be willing to sacrifice for the people I love? And perhaps the most difficult question of all: What do you do when you can't take care of everyone you love? What if taking care of one person means abandoning another? What if it means abandoning yourself?

So it's not the most upbeat movie, but it's a movie that holds a mirror up to our lives and gets us to think about the tough questions. And isn't that what great art is supposed to do?

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