• Across the Universe (2007)

Across the Universe

Release Date: September 14th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2008

PG-13 |2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary

The songs of the Beatles provide the sonic framework for this musical tale of romance, war and peace. When young British worker Jude (Jim Sturgess) sets sail for the United States in search of his father, he ends up meeting carefree college student Max (Joe Anderson) and his lovely sister, Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a cast of eccentric characters. As Jude and Lucy fall for each other, their relationship is threatened by the social upheaval that accompanies the Vietnam War.

Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy, T.V. Carpio, Eddie Izzard, Bono

Director: Julie Taymor

Genres: Musical , Romance

Production Co: Revolution Studios

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Sister, Creative, Spirited, Love, Quest, New York City, Brother, Passionate, 1960s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Here is a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical where we walk INTO the theater humming the songs. show more

  • 88
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This much is inarguable: In the more than two flamboyant hours of Across the Universe, Julie Taymor doesn't cheat us for a single second. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Julie Taymor's visual gifts are very much in evidence in Across the Universe, an ambitious, only partly successful attempt to reinvigorate the musical genre. show more

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