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In America (2002) (East of Harlem)

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Sarah Bolger Sarah Bolger
Christy
Emma Bolger Emma Bolger
Ariel
Neal Jones Neal Jones
Immigration Officer #1
Randall Carlton Randall Carlton
Immigration Officer #2
Ciaran Cronin Ciaran Cronin
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Jim Sheridan Jim Sheridan
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Living In America

9 years, 3 months ago at Sep 11 6:45
Is it possible to watch a tale of a family that struggles to make their dreams come true without it seeming too corny? Or to watch 'em suffer personal traumas that bind 'em with friends from completely different worlds that doesn't come off as formulaic? Or is it possible to watch a film where they try to come to terms with life's hard curveballs in a manner that will make you laugh & cry but wit... read more

A good movie

7 years, 3 months ago at Aug 22 15:07
Since I kept hearing some amazing things about this movie (Roger Ebert for example really loved this flick) and since I really enjoyed the previous movies directed by Jim Sheridan, I was really eager to check it out and I had some rather huge expectations. Unfortunately, I have to admit it, I thought it was slightly underwhelming. I mean, sure, it was pretty good but, honestly, I didn’t get what... read more
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Description: In America stars the incandescent Samantha Morton and Paddy Considine as two young Irish parents who have lost their only son. Trying to run away from their grief, they move (illegally) to a junkie-infested apartment building in New York City with their two daughters, Christy (Sarah Bolger) and Ariel (Emma Bolger). Though they struggle with meager jobs and suffocatingly hot weather, a friendship with an artist in an apartment below them (Djimon Hounsou, Gladiator) becomes a catalyst that allows them to rebuild their family. In America is splendidly acted throughout--of particular note are the two girls, real-life sisters whose o ... (more)
Release date: 6 February 2004
UPC: 024543116783
Tags: Drama (12), Immigration (6), Family (6), 2000s (6), Irish (5), 2002 (5), Illness (5), Death (4), New York (3), Immigrants (3), Relationships (3), Marriage (2), Poverty (2), (2), Sort (1), Independent (1), Feel Good (1), Judgment (1), Good (1), Family Interaction (1)
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