• 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: 20th Century Fox, Fox

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 100
    Megan LehmannNew York Post

    It's a wistful yet penetrating film, shot through with magic realism and life-affirming humor, that gets you deep down where you live. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    In America is not unsentimental about its new arrivals (the movie has a warm heart and frankly wants to move us), but it is perceptive about the countless ways in which it is hard to be poor and a stranger in a new land. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

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