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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Samantha Morton
Paddy Considine
Sarah Bolger
Emma Bolger
Djimon Hounsou
Directors
Jim Sheridan
Screenwriters
Jim Sheridan
Naomi Sheridan
Kirsten Sheridan
Running Time
105 minutes

In America
A child's-eye view of her family's emigration to rougher parts of New York after her brother's death.


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Plot
Ten year-old Christy moves to America with her family after the death of her brother, Frankie. They start their new life in a run-down New York apartment block, populated by 'junkies and prostitutes', and soon meet a mysterious painter, Mateo, whose friendship will change their lives.


Verdict
Lovingly shot, with a remarkable debut from Sarah Bolger, who along with sister Emma, gives one of the greatest ever child performances.


Reviewed by Emma Cochrane

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