In America

Jays Rating:


Prepare yourself for the powerfully riveting drama written by Jim Shariton, In America. Johnny (Paddy Considine) and his wife Sarah (Samantha Morton) are a young couple emigrating from Ireland following the death of their baby son. Along with their daughters, 11 year old Christy (Sarah Bolger) and 7 year old Ariel (Emma Bolger) they move into a rundown tenant building full of junkies in Manhattan. Johnny pursues his dream as an actor while Sarah takes a job at a local malt shop. Christy and Ariel befriend another tenant in the building named Mateo (Ejimon Hounsou) who is an artist and also very sick. As the family struggles with living in a new country and customs like Trick or Treating, Johnny and Sarah continue to battle with the pain and loss of their son. This is a charming heartbreaking film that will be loved by everyone who sees it. The script is very well written and it could easily have been made into a dark movie but instead it’s full of hope. This movie is worth watching just for the performance by the Bolger sisters. Both the dialogue and the acting are so believable that you can sit back, close your eyes and actually feel the story. No, I didn’t have to sit back and close my eyes since I’m blind. You definitely want to see this wonderful movie and I’m giving it an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.