If you love the Beatles and their music and what they stood for, then this movie is for you. Michelle and I loved it. It’s the best film I’ve seen this year and I plan on seeing it again. It’s the kind of movie where you will learn something more each time you view it. And check out Roger Ebert’s 4 Star Review.
By Roger Ebert
Here is a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical where we walk into the theater humming the songs. Julie Taymor’s “Across the Universe” is an audacious marriage of cutting-edge visual techniques, heart-warming performances, 1960s history and the Beatles songbook. Sounds like a concept that might be behind its time, but I believe in yesterday.
This isn’t one of those druggy 1960s movies, although it has what the MPAA shyly calls “some” drug content. It’s not grungy, although it has Joe Cocker in it. It’s not political, which means it’s political to its core. Most miraculous of all, it’s not dated; the stories could be happening now, and in fact, they are.
I’d love to hear your comments about this movie after you view it. It a “must see” movie. And check out this short clip too. John Presta.
And check out clip with Bono. John Presta.