Angela's Ashes
(1994)

Frank McCourt (Michael Legge), as a teenager, goes on with his job as a postman, and manages to gather the money and buy the ticket to follow his dream and travel to America, in pursuit of happiness and prosperity.  His mother Angela (Emily Watson), brothers and friends bid him farewell and wish him good luck.

The movie ends with a shot of the ship in which he is traveling, entering New York Harbor, with the Statue of Liberty in the background.
 

Thanks Dr. Mat!