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In America

 

USA / Ireland 2002, 101 minutes
Dir. Jim Sheridan
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama / Sociology

 

Aroview: Heartfelt fable about a down-at-heel Irish immigrant family who take up residence in a New York slum where their fortune comes to be affected by a mysterious African neighbour.

Stamped with veteran director Jim Sheridan’s seal of quality and co-written - perhaps a little too forgivingly - with his two daughters, this favours American-style emotional sweep over the working-class reality of the immigrant experience, but it’s the backstory of loss, faith and family bonds that’s more likely to catch those receptive to its sentimental charm.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1
 

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