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Nowhere Boy

R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
A rebellious teenager, future Beatle John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) lives with his Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas) in working-class Liverpool, England. Mimi's husband suddenly dies, and John spies his mother, Julia (Anne-Marie Duff), at the funeral. Despite Mimi's misgivings, John intends to have a real relationship with his mother. Julia introduces him to popular music and the banjo and, though a family conflict looms, young Lennon is inspired to form his own band.

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Genres: Drama, Docudrama, Biography

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Nowhere Boy (2009)

Release Date: October 8th, 2010|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • Johnson doesn't resemble, much less embody, Lennon, but he does catch his distinctive glint of mischief tinged with pain. Duff and Scott Thomas are both exceptional, revealing how John's relationship with these two clashing sisters marked his character. show more

  • The script, adapted by Matt Greenhalgh from a memoir by Lennon's half-sister, Julia Baird, is flagrantly Oedipal; almost every scene between John and his mother is sexually charged. The curse is taken off most of these encounters by Anne-Marie Duff's eloquent work in the mother's role. show more

  • Taylor-Wood stresses the universals rather than the specifics of John's youth. So don't go expecting a Fab Four origin story. The word Beatles is never uttered. But do go. show more

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  • November 27, 2010 n54craig
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    I was 9 years old when the Beatles came to America; then everything changed....for the better. See this movie and you will understand why John Lennon loved music and why he needed to succeed in life with his music. The torture and sadness he went through as a teenager helped shape his need to succeed as a Quarryman and later as the leader of the Beatles. Great movie and a must see for anyone that loves the music they created.

  • November 02, 2010 Debbie4124
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    If you love the Beatles, go see this movie because it's wonderful! If you're not such a fan, but interested in a good drama, about a real life, this movie will still be a great one to see. I wanted it to continue on and on!

  • October 31, 2010 Shiroflex
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    A touching and sensitive portait of a amazing historical figure. Well acted, directed, and written account of John's developmental years that gives some insight to the depth of who he was. A must see for all ages (young adults to seniors)

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