BROOKLYN:   A young Irish immigrant seeks a better life in 1950's New York.  She falls in love with a young Italian plumber but is terribly homesick and ultimately returns to her native land for a visit, only to meet another man to her liking. That is the plot in a nutshell... perhaps candy shell would be a better description.  This movie is so sweet that it may cause tooth decay.   The performers are virtually unknown although the lead girl, Saorise Ronan is up for an Oscar.  While lovely to look at and tugging at the heartstrings for most of the time, the film is strangely uninspiring and rather tepid, almost sleep inducing at times.   A Valentine, perhaps, to Brooklyn and a different era but, all in all, a rather dull film even though it has the ultimate happy ending.

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