Brooklyn

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Brooklyn (2015)

Plot: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. (IMDB)

Studio: Fox Searchlight

Box Office: $38.3 million

1. Are there two or more named People of Color? No

2. Do they talk to each other? No

3. About something other than White people? No

4. Asian Bonus: Is there an Asian character? No

Passed? NO

Commentary: The film is set between Ellis Lacey’s (Saoirse Ronan) hometown in Ireland and an immigrant neighborhood in Brooklyn where she resides at a boarding house set up through her church. She falls for an American-Italian named Tony and spends time as a salesperson for a luxury retailer while attending college classes. If we take into account historical accuracy given the specificity of the locations and time period, the lack of diversity is fitting.

 

Blogger: Ruchi Fruitwala

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