In America

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In America ★★★ 2002 (PG-13)

After their 2-year old son dies from a brain tumor, Johnny (Considine) and Sarah (Morton) Sheridan leave Ireland with their family and head for America. The family deals with poverty and personal struggles while trying to create a better life. Real life sisters Sarah and Emma Bolger steal every scene they're in as the young Sheridans, not an easy task with this top-notch group. Honsou stands out as a dying artist neighbor. Based on the experiences of director Jim Sheridan, who co-wrote with daughters Kirsten and Naomi. Wellpaced and uplifting. 103m/C VHS, DVD . IR GB Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou; D: Jim Sheridan; W: Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheri dan; C: Declan Quinn; M: Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer. Ind. Spirit ‘04: Cinematog., Support. Actor (Hounsou).