Oscar nominated movie “Belfast” shows power of love

Watching Oscar-nominated movies is my new thing. Therefore, I began watching the movie “Belfast,” which has been nominated for best sound, best director, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best picture, and best original screenplay for which it ultimately won. “Belfast” is a wonderful movie about how life’s challenges can be made into something positive. The production company is TKBC and “Belfast ” is available to watch on Apple TV+.

In 1969 Buddy (Jude Hill), a nine-year-old boy lives in the working class in  Belfast, Northern Ireland, with his mother (Caitriona Balfe), his father (Jamie Dornan), and his older brother, Will (Lewis McAskie). At the time, there was rising violence between the Catholics and Protestants in Ireland, leading Buddy and his family to consider moving somewhere else. They hesitate to do this since Belfast is their home, always has been, and always will be.

The actors and actresses in this movie were fantastic. I can’t get over how great Jude Hill’s acting is, even though he is so young. Buddy’s grandmother (Judi Dench) was nominated for best-supporting actress, and his grandfather (Ciarán Hinds) was nominated for best-supporting actor. This clearly shows the outstanding acting in “Belfast”. The screenplay was extremely well written and beautiful, which is why, I believe, Kenneth Branagh won an Oscar for it.

I, personally, did not find any negatives in this movie at all. What is sensationally great, is that the picture is insanely fabulous. The film is black and white, however it is made so abnormally well that it almost feels like you can still see the colors. Every little detail like the cracks in a wall, or each little piece of grass is visible, even though it is black and white.

“Belfast” shows that there is no place like home, which many can relate to, and it can be hard to leave no matter what may make one consider moving. The movie also shows how a horrible event can make people stand even closer together, something that people may need to be reminded of sometimes.

It is also a movie about losing a person that means a lot to you, and how much that person has actually influenced you in many ways.

The movie, “Belfast,” is a good recommendation for people that need a ‘pep talk’ and that their world isn’t ending because of a bad event. It can actually make families, or people in general, bond in a special, strong way.

The MPAA rating is  PG-13. 

“Belfast” is a heartwarming family movie, that I definitely recommend watching.