In America (2003)

Director
Jim Sheridan

Main cast
Paddy Considine; Samantha Morton; Sarah Bolger; Emma Bolger; Djimon Hounsou

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States.


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