I have watched this movie once. This was on .


A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.

No matter how far you go, you never forget where you came from.



The movie is a slice of life – focusing on family – in an Irish street filled with turmoil and strife.

Bookended by violent attacks and looting, the heart of the story is rather captivating, with a focus on treating people – from whatever background or religion – with kindness.

The movie has a rather dreary setting, captured in black and white, but is filled with the hope of a brighter future. There are some funny one-liners and a few delicate and poignant conversations.

The opening song caught my ears. Down to Joy by Van Morrison was nominated for best original song.