I watched this movie this morning â€“ it was lent by a friend, and I had no idea what it was about.
It is a musical.
And normally that would have ended my review (and viewing) â€“ there are few musicals I have enjoyed enough to watch all the way through.
If you enjoy music by The Beatles you will almost certainly enjoy this film.
The movie is a kaleidoscope of the sounds and images of the turbulent 1960â€™s. I really enjoyed not just the sound track, but the storyline.
Definitely worth a watch.
Across the Universe is a 2007 Academy Award-nominated musical film produced by Revolution Studios and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It was released in the United States on October 12, 2007. The script is based on an original story credited to Julie Taymor, Dick Clement, and Ian La Frenais that incorporates 33 compositions written by members of The Beatles. The film, directed by Taymor, stars Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson, and T.V. Carpio, and it introduces Dana Fuchs and Martin Luther McCoy as actors. There are cameo appearances made by Bono, Eddie Izzard, Joe Cocker, Salma Hayek, and others.