Movies & TV

[mov] Across the Universe (2007)

Across the Universe (2007)

Genre : romance, musical
Rating : 5/5
Verdict : a MUST for Beatles fan!
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The movie may not be like Moulin Rouge or Chicago in term of choreography and setting. But it is not definitely a movie like High School Musical or Grease.

It’s setting is surreal, although the plot is very very simple. It’s about a British lad went to New York to find his father (a US soldier stationed in England during WW2). He met with a girl and falls in love. The movie tries to portray this simple plot in Vietnam war era as a background.

All the characters are using names in Beatles songs : Jude, Lucy, Sadie, Prudence, Jojo, etc.

For Beatles fan, I think this movie is absolutely fabolous.
Personally, I think some of the renditions are super cool like the ‘Hold Me Tight’, ‘Helter Skelter’, and ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’.

It is more like watching movie with people are singing instead of talking (school cabaret), becauce most of the songs lyrics really fit the conversation.

Some scenes and dialogue have direct reference to Beatles, like the tavern in the early scene, rooftop concert, “She came in through bath room window!”, “When I’m 64…”.

Enough said. This is a definitely a gem for Beatles fan.

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