In America

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case
Dual Side
Audio:
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Dolby Surround - Spanish
  • Dolby Surround - French
Side One:
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
Additional Release Material:
  • Audio Commentary - 1. Jim Sheridan - Director
  • Deleted Scenes (9) w/ Optional Commentary
  • Alternate Ending
Side Two:
Aspect Ratio: Pan & Scan - 1.33
Additional Release Material:
  • Audio Commentary - 1. Jim Sheridan - Director
  • Featurettes - 1. "Making of IN AMERICA"

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Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 11/01/2003
"...Sheridan's movie has just enough charm to pull it all off with a flourish. A sparkling effort, full of tears and smiles..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 11/01/2003
"...Poignant....Sheridan gets wonderful performances from all of the actors, particularly from the two young girls, who act with assurance and spontaneity..."
New York Times - 11/26/2003
"...[A] modest, touching film....What lingers in the mind after you have seen his movie is the rough, radiant individuality of his characters..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/26/2003
"...IN AMERICA is going to shake you up and hang you out to dry if you give it the chance....Luminously photographed..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/05/2003
"...There are moments that speak emotional volumes..."
Rolling Stone - 12/11/2003
"...Forceful, funny and impassioned....It gets to you..."

Product Description:

Jim Sheridan's autobiographical film, IN AMERICA, begins as Irish immigrants Johnny (Paddy Considine), his wife Sarah (Samantha Morton), and their two daughters drive their wood-paneled station wagon across the Canadian border and into the United States. As they enter New York City at night, 10-year-old Christy (Emma Bolger) records the lights, skyscrapers, and general excitement on her camcorder. Her little sister Ariel (Sarah Bolger) coos at all there is to see, and the whole family is filled with new hope. With no money to live on, they settle into the top floor of a flophouse tenement inhabited by transvestites and drug addicts. The dilapidated building is at first intimidating, but with a little redecorating and a change of perspective, the family turns it into a bohemian paradise. While Johnny goes to auditions, trying to get his break as an actor, Sarah works at the ice cream shop down the street and the girls go to Catholic school. A budding friendship with their ominous neighbor, Mateo (Djimon Hounsou), brings a much-needed spirituality to the family's happy but difficult struggle to survive. A beautiful and touching film about the risks that families take striving for a colorful, successful, happy life, IN AMERICA is above all a tribute to New York City in all its glory: its diversity of people and opportunity, its violence and grit, and its sometimes overwhelming energy.

Plot Keywords:

AIDS (Disease) | America | Babies | Death | Essential Cinema | Family (General) | Family Interaction | Family Life | Irish | Marriage | New York City | Poverty | Theatrical Release | True Story

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release Date: November 26, 2003 (LIMITED)
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  • Sales Rank: 22,310
  • UPC: 024543116714
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