Johnny (Paddy Considine) and Sarah (Samantha Morton of Morvern Callar and Minority Report) emigrate from Ireland to New York City with their two young daughters in tow, 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 helps create their new home. Directed and co-written by Jim Sheridan (In The Name of the Father, My Left Foot), In America is the filmmaker's semi-autobiographical story, updated to contemporary times. Official Web Site

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Director: Jim Sheridan

Cast: Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1hr 43mins

Release Year: 2002

Country Of Origin: Ireland/UK