Romantic Movie Feature: Brooklyn – Eilis and Tony

April 2, 2016 1 Comment

Today’s post is coming to you borrowed – again – from Silver Petticoat. But since I recently (read: finally) watched Brooklyn, so being about to write about it in a Romantic Moment spotlight was such fun! I’ll have a proper review on the blog (soon) where I’d love to get your opinions on this quiet and gentle drama. Until then, I’m glad to share a peek of this moment. There are spoilers in this feature, but I’m not writing about how the film ultimately ends – to discover that, you’ll simply have to watch it.

FILM REVIEW | Brooklyn (2016) – Quiet Period Drama about Where Home Is
Brooklyn's Tony and Eilis

Random: Who else is excited that period drama season is back!? I’m so thrilled to be watching all of my favorites returning! This includes Call the Midwife and some new dramas I recently obtained (one thanks to blogging buddy and #BookBestie, Bekah!). Oh the reviews to come this month!

Back to today’s topic. Below is the links and snippet of the romantic moment. If you’re interested, enjoy this look at a lovely film.

(This post does contain affiliate links, which means – at no extra cost to you, I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase through a link. Read the disclosure page for details.) You can purchase Brooklyn on DVD and Bluray or you can rent/own on Amazon Video 

Romantic Movie Feature: Brooklyn's Eilis and Tony. Looking at a favorite (and beautiful!) romantic moment between this movie couple. Text © Rissi JC

Romantic Movie Feature: Brooklyn – Eilis and Tony

THE FILM: Brooklyn
THE PAIRING: Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) and Tony (Emory Cohen)
THE MOMENT: Tony Proposes.


In recent weeks, I seem to be drawn to the quieter moments some romantic dramas boast. With several standout romantic moments in Jane Austen dramas or its period drama peers to talk about, discovering those scenes that go unnoticed between lesser known pairings is a fun exercise to undertake because sometimes it’s the gentle dramas that have the deepest impact.

The Story and Lead-In: Eilis and Tony

Romantic Movie Feature: Brooklyn's Eilis and Tony. Looking at a favorite (and beautiful!) romantic moment between this movie couple. Text © Rissi JC

Brooklyn’s impact and the love story between Eilis and Tony is about poignancy over passion. It’s about a young Irish immigrant named Eilis Lacey who travels to America in search of a better life. Once in America, Eilis finds herself heartbroken. She feels torn in two and alone in the strange new place without friends or the comforts of her home and family. But then, something changes. She meets Tony, a young Italian who treats her with respect and care. They go to the cinema together and he waits for her outside her work, walking her home. As time passes, a friendship and even a kind of subtle pretty romance blossoms. When a tragedy back home happens, it’s Tony she most wants to be with. He offers her a shoulder to cry on and comforting words she needed to hear. Continue Reading ➔

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • […] Like the rest of the script, the romance is anything but “passionate.” I enjoyed how this part of the story was written and the fact that it does look at a blossoming romance as a more genuine, “real” relationship. There was one thing I felt the writer’s did in error that, in my opinion, almost “ruined” the quiet charm of the relationship up until then. A different approach would have been welcome and far sweeter to complete the romance. But beyond that, I’ve no complaints. Though it goes without saying, I cannot end without commenting on and praising the costume design. As usual, it’s stunning. Eilis’ wardrobe is 50s proper and perfect, and I kinda’ want it.   Romantic Movie Scene Feature | Brooklyn’s Eilis and Tony […]

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