Brooklyn ★★½

This is the only one of this year's Best Picture Nominees that I would not recommend. Oh, it's not a bad movie, but ultimately there's not much depth to it or the characters.

A young Irish woman with a crappy life moves to the U.S., is homesick, makes friends, takes classes, aces her bookkeeping certification, meets a great guy, falls in love, and is very happy. Of course, if you know anything about movies you know the happiness won't last for two major reasons: 1. the movie's only halfway through; and 2. critics like the movie.