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Across the Universe

A revolutionary rock musical, performed by the cast and inspired by the songs of The Beatles, that re-imagines America in the turbulent late 1960s, a time when battle lines were being drawn at home and abroad. When young dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad. Directed by Julie Taymor ('Titus', 'Frida') and featuring cameos by Bono, Salma Hayek and Eddie Izzard as Mr. Kite.

Year: 2007
Genre: Musicals, High Times, Counterculture, Film Festivals 2008, Musicals
Country: USA
Director: Julie Taymor
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy, T.V. Carpio, Bono, Eddie Izzard, Salma Hayek
Duration: 128 Minutes
Rating: M - Violence, offensive language and nudity.
7.4/10
Location in store: Musical

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