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Young lovers, Jude and Lucy, along with a small group of friends and musicians are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements. But forces outside Jude and Lucy's control tear them apart and must find their way back to each other.
Musical Romantic - This is a musical based around over 30 Beatles songs. The tone
gradually grows more surreal as it progresses, and the wild imagery
and situations will turn off those looking for something more
straightforward and traditional.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 11 S-words, 1 GD, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Sensuality with nudity. VIOLENCE: Beatings and hits with some blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Some comic dialogue and situations.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average One could never argue that Across the Universe isn't ambitious. However, like many ambitious movies, this one fails spectacularly.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Just give us some of that rock 'n' roll music — here, there and everywhere. That's the idea behind Across the Universe, an often-dazzling rock opera set to the accompaniment of 33 Beatles songs.
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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.