• In America (2003)

In America

Release Date: November 26th, 2003

DVD Release Date: May 11th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

The Sullivan family emigrates from Ireland to New York City as father Johnny (Paddy Considine) chases his dream of being an actor. Living in a small Hell's Kitchen apartment, the family settles into American life despite their deplorable living conditions. Wife Sarah (Samantha Morton) works at an ice parlor while Johnny looks for work as an actor, both haunted by memories of their dead son, Frankie. Daughter Christie (Sarah Bolger) documents the family's American journey with a video camera.

Cast: Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou, Ciaran Cronin

Director: Jim Sheridan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Hell's Kitchen Films

Distributors: Fox, 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 2000s , Charming , New York City , Daughter , Growing up , Son , Pursuit , Mother , Endearing ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Wondrously emotional film, one that sneakily dismantles your defenses and purges grief you didn't realize you had. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Magic suffuses this film -- performances that approach perfection, or achieve it, moments of exceptional grace as a troubled family plays out a contemporary version of a classic immigration saga, healing itself in the process.

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Layered with elements that are both amusing and touching but never threatening to collapse into a big heap of sentimental mush. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)