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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.

Cast: Aaron Johnson , Kristin Scott Thomas , Anne-Marie Duff , David Threlfall , Thomas Brodie Sangster , David Morrissey , Sam Bell , Ophelia Lovibond

Director: Sam Taylor-Wood

Genres: Drama, Docudrama, Biography

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Nowhere Boy (2009)

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

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    To watch Nowhere Boy is to appreciate anew both the anger that drove Lennon and the strength of character it took for him to overcome it. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It paints a complex picture of strained familial relations and a poignant look at the wounds inflicted on a sensitive soul by an unreliable parent. show more

  • 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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