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Across the Universe (2007)

Across the Universe

Overview


Genre

Musical, Comedy, Romance

Release Date

September 21, 2007 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Julie Taymor

Producer

Matthew Gross, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd

Screenwriter

Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais

Starring

Story


At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, Revolution Studios' "Across the Universe" is an original movie musical springing from the imagination of renowned director Julie Taymor ("Frida," "Titus," and the Broadway smash hit musical "The Lion King") and writers Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais ("The Commitments").

A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, the film moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers, Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with "Dr. Robert" (Bono) and "Mr. Kite" (Eddie Izzard) as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy - against all odds - to find their own way back to each other.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..occasionally uplifting but often clunky and ultimately banal romantic drama..”
by Jack Mathews [NY Daily News]
“..All told, the movie works: Taymor ("Titus," "Frida") brings her bold concept to life with just the right mix of audacity and respect..”
by William Arnold [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
“..Elements of Across the Universe are shockingly awful and the film lasts at least 30 minutes past the bearable stage..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]