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Across the Universe

September 14, 2007
Director Julie Taymor
Producer Derek Dauchy, Matt Gross, Suzanne Todd
Screenwriter Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Ian La Frenais
Studio Columbia Pictures
Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Max Carrigan, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther, T.V. Carpio
Genre Drama, Musical, Romance
MPAA Rating PG-13
Additional Film Info
Source: Official Site
CanMag Review Score:  (2nd Review)

Plot / Synopsis
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 and writers Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais.

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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