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In America

3 Ratings: 4.7
Art House & International movie directed by Jim Sheridan

In Americastars the incandescent Samantha Morton and Paddy Considine as two young Irish parents who have lost their only son. Trying to run away from their grief, they move (illegally) to a junkie-infested apartment building in New York City with their … see full wiki

Director: Jim Sheridan
Genre: Foreign
3 reviews about In America
review by . November 11, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Be strong. Grab a cup of tea and shut down the computer and phone. Take deep breaths. Be ready to fall in love, have your heart broken, and fall in love again before the film is over. I love this movie....    With my high school sophomores, I do a unit on the American Dream. I love to show them the scene from this film (would show them the movie in its entirety, if I could) where Johnny decides to buy the swamp cooler for their sweltering loft apartment. If you feel no compassion …
review by . May 18, 2004
Though having seen and reviewed the theatrical screening of IN AMERICA, with the release of this DVD I feel as though I have just seen this profoundly moving film for the first time! Many of the intimate films shown in theaters, while successful and satisfying, come across with even more power in the quiet presence of the home. The DVD of IN AMERICA is an example of that. Somehow having the story told on the small screen allows all the whispered moments of subdued or frightened passion to become …
review by . February 26, 2004
This film focuses on Sarah and Johnny Sullivan as they relocate with their two daughters from Ireland through Canada to New York City's Hell's Kitchen. Once in residence in a squalid tenement, they begin a new life together with high hopes and great expectations, although haunted by the death of a toddler. That loss presumably motivated Sarah (Samantha Morton) and Johnny (Paddy Considine) to make a fresh start in a strange city where so many other immigrant families have also done so for more than …
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