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Across the Universe (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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Manufacturer: Sony Pictures
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson (VI), Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther (II)
Directed By: Julie Taymor
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5

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Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Binding: DVD
Brand: Sony
EAN: 0043396194625
Format: AC-3
Label: Sony Pictures
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures
Number Of Items: 2
Publisher: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 99
Release Date: 2008-02-05
Running Time: 133
Studio: Sony Pictures
Theatrical Release Date: 2007

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Editorial Reviews:

Across the Universe, from director Julie Taymor, is a revolutionary rock musical 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. With a cameo by Bono, Across the Universe is "the kind of movie you watch again, like listening to a favorite album." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Enjoyed it...
Comment: You have to like musicals and the Beatles to appreciate this movie. I like both and really did enjoy this movie. I am 40 something and my husband is 50 something. Most of the actors are in their 20's, but I really love a talented actor who can act and sing. Another one I bought for my daughter and for myself for Christmas.

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Summary: Great!
Comment: My granddaughter loves this movie and I finally watched it. Enjoyed it so much I think I have watched it at least 4-5 times since then. Amazing how they worked the Beatles songs into this movie. Across the Universe (Two-Disc Special Edition)

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Summary: Good promise.
Comment: I actually went to see this movie, hoping to hate it, because I thought it was disrespectful to the Beatles, but it turned out to be interesting.

Some of the song references were a little corny (i.e. the clerk saying "well I imagine that when I'm sixty-four....") but it made up by having a good storyline.

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Summary: Welcome to the retro world we live in.
Comment: The range and change in Beatles music is mirrored in the lives of this highly charged adult fantasy that could have been real for someone. The singing is not always equal to the source, but fits the plot. Like many recent musical defined stories, this one can strain the intent of the composer/performer. That given, the characters are honest in their performances and their growth through time is adequately portrayed. This along with so many other "Baby Boomer Retros" tries hard to define that era for it's own as well as those born long after the 60's and 70's became history. I welcome the effort and admire the compositions. This is an older teen movie, or for adults...not for those who still believe in Santa Clause. It takes a bit of effort to follow and understand, so not for casual observers looking for the quick nude scenes or risque dialogue.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: Not for Die-Hard Beatles Fans
Comment: I am a die-hard beatles fan and I absolutely hate this movie. The songs chosen are the generic Beatles, none of the true good ones (come on, no A Day in the Life? or Sgt Peppers? or Norwegian Wood? or Back in the USSR? the list goes on and on). They throw in random Beatles songs that don't fit into the plot what-so-ever (Blackbird, Come Together, While My Guitar Gently Weeps just to name a few). Oh, but there are plenty generic Beatles songs: Hey Jude, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Something, All You Need is Love, and the list keeps on going. Don't get me wrong, those are some great songs, but the Beatles defiantly have better songs. If you are not a beatles fan or a somewhat beatles fan, I'm pretty sure you will enjoy this movie. If you are a die-hard, like myself, you will not. All of my other die-hard beatles fans haven't liked it either, but those who aren't will like it. If you truly love the Beatles, don't waste your time or money.


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