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Actress Sarah Bolger celebrates the 21,000th camper at Barretstown with the 'Like' Barretstown Facebook campaign with sister Emma Bolger, Ray Shah, Emma O'Driscoll and others, The Mansion House.

Emma Bolger and Sarah Bolger - Emma Bolger, Dublin Lord Mayor Andrew Montague, Sarah Bolger Dublin, Ireland - Actress Sarah Bolger celebrates the 21,000th camper at Barretstown with the 'Like' Barretstown Facebook campaign with sister Emma Bolger, Ray Shah, Emma O'Driscoll and others, The Mansion House. Tuesday 20th September 2011

Actress Sarah Bolger celebrates the 21,000th camper at Barretstown with the 'Like' Barretstown Facebook campaign with sister Emma Bolger, Ray Shah, Emma O'Driscoll and others, The Mansion House.

Emma Bolger and Sarah Bolger - Ray Shah, Emma Bolger, Niall Farrell, Aoife O'Brien, Sarah Bolger, Emma O'Driscoll Dublin, Ireland - Actress Sarah Bolger celebrates the 21,000th camper at Barretstown with the 'Like' Barretstown Facebook campaign with sister Emma Bolger, Ray Shah, Emma O'Driscoll and others, The Mansion House. Tuesday 20th September 2011

Irish Premiere of 'The Lovely Bones' at the Savoy Cinema - Red Carpet

Sarah Bolger and Emma Bolger - Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger Dublin, Ireland - Irish Premiere of 'The Lovely Bones' at the Savoy Cinema - Red Carpet Tuesday 26th January 2010

In America Review


Extraordinary
There is a scene early in In America where a young Irish immigrant girl sticks her head out of the car window she is riding in to soak in the sights and sounds of New York City for the first time. The background music is The Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe in Magic," which not only sums up her arrival in America, but also foreshadows events to come. What follows is a magical and uplifting tale that boosts the human spirit and proves that small miracles do exist.

Written and directed by Jim Sheridan, and based on his own experiences as an Irish immigrant in America, the film chronicles the first year struggles and triumphs of an Irish couple, and their two young daughters. Johnny (Paddy Considine) is out of work and while he struggles to find parts as an actor, his wife Sarah (Samantha Morton) must take a job at a nearby ice cream parlor until she finds employment as a teacher. They must scrounge every penny and sell their car, to pay the rent on their shabby, rundown apartment in a building inhabited mostly by vagrants.

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In America Review


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In order to embrace the more fableistic elements of "In America," director Jim Sheridan's fond semi-autobiographical parable about a contemporary family of Irish illegals trying to make good in dilapidated, drug-plagued Hell's Kitchen, it may be necessary to remind yourself that this grown-up film is narrated from a child's point of view.

This will make it possible, for example, not to roll your eyes at the use of The Lovin' Spoonful song "Do You Believe In Magic" over a montage of Manhattan sights reflecting in a car window, behind which are the wide eyes of two excited little girls (sisters Sarah and Emma Bolger) and their the desperate but hopeful parents (Paddy Considine and Samantha Morton).

Remembering that sweet, philosophical 11-year-old Christy (Sarah Bolger) is curious about everything in her new world helps you understand why Sheridan makes her dangerous neighborhood of transvestites, addicts and prostitutes feel more like a non-threatening carnival of curios to be collected through her omnipresent camcorder.

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