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Nowhere Boy

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality.

R In Theaters 10/8/2010 , 98min.
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Critic score based on 32 reviews

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November 27, 2010
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.
November 03, 2010
November 02, 2010
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
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)
October 23, 2010
If you are looking for a feel good, toe-tappin' kind of movie loaded with snappy Beatles tunes, this is not it! Instead, this is a deep look at the complex home life of the young John Lennon. The movie stays true to the 1950's youthful revolution as rock and roll took over a generation and we get to watch the combustion of a teenager while he comes to

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Village Voice
Lacking the song's raw emotive power, Taylor-Wood's debut feature is a rote coming-of-age tableau that churns through stations of anger, inspiration, reconciliation, McCartney, and Harrison. Full Review
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
Like Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There"-which never once came out and said the name "Bob Dylan"-Nowhere Boy bites its tongue and refuses to say "The Beatles." Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Even with all this talent and earnestness, though, Nowhere Boy still feels indulgent, slight and almost instantly forgettable. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
There are so many ways in which Nowhere Boy, an emotionally raw and yet raucous, rockin' riff on John Lennon's turbulent teenage years, is such an entertaining piece of nostalgia. Full Review
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. Full Review

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