92% of viewers liked it on rotten tomatoes. I knew my Irish immigrant mother would enjoy it, so I brought her across Dallas to see it. She loved the nostalgia. We both loved the story and characters.
Fun fact for me: The main character's name is Eilis. In the movie, they pronounced the first part of her name as a long A. My family pronounces mine like a long I. We both pronounce the second syllable like "leash." I have spent half a century explaining my unusual Gaelic name to everyone I meet. I won't even get into how many ways my name is misspelled. Let's just say that my three children have very simple to say and spell names....
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