In America by Jim Sheridan
A Portrait of the Film

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From the winner of two Academy Awards® and a total of 13 Oscar ® nominations—a semi-autobiographical story written and directed by Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father).

With their two young daughters in tow, Johnny and Sarah emigrate from Ireland to New York City in pursuit of a dream. The family uses ingenuity and sheer strength of will to make the most of their new life. Ultimately it is their kindness to a stranger and that stranger's response in return that builds their new home.

Starring Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Sarah Bolger, and Djimon Hounsou, In America was written by Sheridan and his daughters, Naomi and Kristen.

In the acclaimed Newmarket Shooting Script format, the book includes a facsimile of the shooting script, a foreword from Jim Sheridan, movie stills, and full cast and crew credits.

 

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Published November 20, 2003 by Newmarket Press. 160 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Entertainment Weekly

He's Sheridan's unfortunate, if artier, version of the black saints in ''The Green Mile'' and ''The Legend of Bagger Vance.'' ''In America'' has moments of biting tenderness, yet the movie made me wish that Sheridan had let in more of America.

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PopMatters

While Mateo rants one night, Johnny and Sarah make passionate, desperate love for the first time in months, conceiving a child that endangers her health and recalls their still raw past, but also presents new life, new expectations, new memories.

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Common Sense Media

Johnny (Paddy Considine) and Sarah (Samantha Morton) move to New York with their daughters Ariel and Christy (real-life sisters Emma and Sarah Bolger), still shell-shocked from the loss of their son, Frankie.

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Spirituality & Practice

By coping with their grief, each in his or her own way, Johnny, Sarah, Christy, and Ariel rise like phoenixes out of the ashes.

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Spirituality & Practice

Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed This Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook contains the full screenplay for In America along with 70 full-color photographs.

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Time Out New York

Shot in the nervy, New York-minute style of In the Cut, this has Considine as Johnny, an aspiring actor who bundles his family into the US in pursuit of the Dream - or rather, in flight from a personal tragedy, the premature death of a baby boy.

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Geeks of Doom

A little girl by the name of Christy (Sarah Bolger) comes to America, Manhattan specifically, from Ireland and captures everything on her little red camcorder.

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