I don't remember this movie well enough to rate it.

In America (PG-13)
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It's about this Irish family that moves to America. There's Johnny, who's looking for work as an actor, and his wife Sarah, and their two adorable daughters, Christy (who narrates the film and often carries a camcorder), and her little sister Ariel. They haven't got much money, and more importantly, a sadness hangs over them all because of the death of Johnny and Sarah's son Frankie. Also, there's a neighbor in the building they move into in Manhattan, named Mateo. I'm not really sure what to say about him, except that he becomes close to the family, and eventually we find that he has a terminal illness (Wikipedia says it's AIDS, which makes sense to me, although I never heard any mention in the movie of what the illness actually was). And Sarah and Johnny conceive another child, though they haven't gotten over Frankie's death. I'm not sure what else to say, except I assume it's set in 1982, since at one point the family saw E.T. at the movies. Anyway, it was a pretty good movie, which I'm glad to have seen, though I'm not sure I feel the need to see it again. I'd certainly recommend it, though.


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