The story of a young Irish family moving to early 1980's NYC to allow the father (Paddy Considine) to pursue dreams of acting. Their free spirited mother (a fine Samantha Morton) and his feisty daughers (Kirsten & Naomi Sheridan, Director Jim Sheridan's daughters who also co-wrote the screenplay) bond with the eccentric characters in their tenement apartment, including their troubled landlord (Djimon Hounsou). As the story unfolds through the eyes (and video camera) of their oldest daughter Kristy, one finds the family has come to America to pursue not in pursuit of the fabled American dream, but to escape a recent family tragedy. Well acted, well written and perfectly cast, I'd recommend this film to anyone looking for a touching, emotionally wide-ranging film.
A heart warming good story, well performed and a wonderful casting.
Many IMMIGRANTS can relate to this film.
COMING TO AMERICA,,, Leaving home, families, friends & everything-else behind, restarting LIFE all over again from scratch, desperately working hard to fit-in & adjust to new environment, culture, life style & coping with everyday struggles, challenges, needs & shortcomings makes for a DELIGHTFUL CHARMING FILM.
Interestingly, this UPLIFTING film reflects the Producer's personal life story.
I just watched this last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great movie...
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