Across the Universe
All you need is love.
Aren't we supposed to be in the sky with diamonds?
This Beatles music fest is set back in the 1960s, when a British lad pops over to the USA. He hooks up with an American student and his sister, and he and the girl soon have a thing going on. However the brother gets drafted off to Vietnam, and his ladylove switches to protesting the war, as does the rest of the movie. The plot is mainly an excuse to showcase new interpretations of classic Beatles numbers, which some reviewers liked and others didn't.
133 minutes , No persons under 10 (Language, Violence) Drama, Musical, Romance, On the art circuit
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Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther, T.V. Carpio, Spencer Liff
Julie Taymor Screenplay Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Julie Taymor Music Ellito Goldenthal, John Lennon, Paul McCartney Cinematography Bruno Delbonnel Editing Françoise Bonnot Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2007
Produced by Revolution Studios, Team Todd, Gross Entertainment
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FPB Report (SA)
Violence Mild, playful
Drug abuse None
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Diane de Beer 15
Die Burger Mariana Malan 5
The Citizen Leon van Nierop 14
24.com Jean Barker 5 International Media
BBC (UK) Stella Papamichael 10
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 20
eye Weekly (Canada) Jason Anderson 10
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 10
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 13
ScreenIt (USA) 11
Metacritic.com 29 critics 11
RottenTomatoes.com 126 critics 12
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 10
IMDB 7403 Netizens 16
Average .. 58% 12
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