Brooklyn (2015) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

Brooklyn

acting 8

directing 8

writing 6

effects 8

editing 7

SW score: 37

3.7 out of 5 octopi

++ Now this is the film that I would have supported for a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Does that mean I think it’s a perfect movie? Of course not. But it’s a lot more deserving of that inflated percentage than Lady Bird. I’m not normally a fan of period piece romances but this one was done with such delicate care and love that it won me over. It’s just a sincere love letter to the protagonist’s power and the ancient love triangle paradigm. The acting was subtle and strong throughout and the set design and cinematography sparkled. Take the A train to your nearest streamed instance of Brooklyn. It’s worth putting up with the hipsters…especially since they didn’t exist when in the time period within which this movie was set!

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(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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