Saoirse Ronan Comes to America in 'Brooklyn'

I smell a potential Oscar contender here. This coming of age independent film set in the 1950's was very warmly received at Sundance and immediately picked up by Fox Searchlight for a fall release, and it looks right up Oscar's alley to me. Saoirse Ronan is a teenage immigrant from Ireland (so she gets to use her natural accent) and she looks great in the lead role, sensitive and genuine as she often is. Surrounded by colorful character actors in the supporting parts and with a script written by Nick Hornby (Wild, An Education), I'd say to definitely be on the lookout for this one.