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Reader review: Across the Universe

2012-07-08 13:54
Across the Universe
The 2007 film Across the Universe is the kind of musical you will fall in love with.

Songs from the world's most loved band, The Beatles, make up the entire soundtrack. While a young cast lead by Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood and Joe Anderson are excellent in a fresh, visually brilliant world created by director Julie Taymor.

The film follows the youngster's journeys away from the social conforms of their time, towards independence as they come to terms with life and love in a rapidly changing world set against the back drop of the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and the peace movements that followed.

A good mix of comedy, drama and whimsical romance is achieved. Beatles fans may be skeptical but they needn't be as the music is so cleverly and beautifully woven into the storyline, with great  performing cameos from the likes of Bono, Eddie Izzard and Joe Cocker to boot.

If you haven't already, give this film a whirl, it will delight you and have you humming those familiar tunes for days, as any good musical should.

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The 2007 film Across the Universe is the kind of musical you will fall in love with.
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