Harper [Tye Sheridan] —- a seemingly naive law student, obsesses over the idea that his shifty stepfather was involved in the devastating car crash that left his mother hospitalized and comatose. He drowns his suspicions in whiskey until he finds himself suddenly engrossed in conversation with volatile grifter Johnny [Emory Cohen] and his stripper companion, Cherry [Bel Powley]. As daylight breaks and the haziness of promises made becomes clearer, how will Harper handle the repercussions [not to mention the violent duo—on his doorstep]?
BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey [Saoirse Ronan], a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.