A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Year

1945

Duration

124 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

Life might not be a bed of roses for 13-year-old Francie, whose family is struggling to make ends meet in turn-of-the-century New York - but the tree growing in the courtyard of her family's apartment block offers some comfort. Francie has to do some fast growing up herself when she comes to realise that her beloved father is suffering from a drink problem and her mother has a new baby on the way. The arrival of her wild aunt Sissy ruffles yet more feathers, but also offers some excitement to Francie. A sensitive adaptation of Betty Smith's celebrated novel, the film provides a window onto a particular place and moment in time, but its resonance as a coming-of-age tale is universal.

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