Intimately told by their 11-year-old daughter Christy (Sarah Bolger), a child wise beyond her years, is a coming-of-age story about an Irish couple (Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine) trying to find their way "In America".
To Christy and her younger sister Ariel (played by real-life sister Emma Bolger), America is a place of magic where anything is possible. To their parents, it represents a place to begin anew. Carried by the girls’ youthful hope and faith, the family finds the heart to live and love again. Together they find home.
"In America" is directed by Jim Sheridan ("My Left Foot", "In The Name Of The Father") who co-wrote the original screenplay with his filmmaker daughters Naomi and Kirsten Sheridan.