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Across the Universe (2007)

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The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

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Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by The Beatles that defined the time. Written by Anonymous

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love | song | anti war | protest | artist | See more »

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From director Julie Taymor comes the most original, exhilarating, spectacular, groundbreaking motion picture of the year. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some drug content, nudity, sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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12 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All You Need Is Love  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$667,784 (USA) (14 September 2007)

Gross:

$24,343,673 (USA) (7 December 2007)
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Trivia

In the beginning of "Come Together", the man in the station is playing air guitar with his left hand strumming. Probably a reference to Paul McCartney being left-handed. See more »

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During the school dance the one of the musicians switches from playing the keyboard to playing the drums in the same song. See more »

Quotes

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Jude: [singing] Is there anybody going to listen to my story all about the girl who came to stay? She's the kind of girl you want so much, it makes you sorry. Still, you don't regret a single day. Aw, girl. Girl...
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Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) See more »

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With A Little Help From My Friends
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Joe Anderson (uncredited), Jim Sturgess (uncredited), Christopher Tierney (uncredited), Curtis Holbrook (uncredited), John Jeffrey Martin (uncredited), Matt Caplan (uncredited), Aisha De Haas (uncredited), Bill Buell (uncredited)
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All We Needed Was Love

A phenomenal feature length video clip with the Beatles songs and Julie Taymor's eye at the helm. The story, of course, is wafer thin but who cares, right? We're not here for intellectual enlightenment but for the forceful, visionary, smart ass style of one of the female filmmakers that has already revolutionize the Broadway stage without, really, changing anything. I believe that's the kind of revolution that leaves a sign. The kind that reassures rather than confuse and "Accross the Universe" does just that. The Beatles are reassuring their message is reassuring. Little did that generation know that things were going to take a terrifying turn. Love! Love! Love! All You need is love. Still true but we've never been, as a society, so far apart. It was great to see teen agers humming the Beatles tunes coming out of the theater. The lyrics are like Gospel or lullabies. Was it only yesterday? It feels like centuries ago. The innocence seems foreign and at the same time so real. It will be nice to go back with the experience of hindsight. It doesn't work like that, does it? No, I'm afraid not. In the meantime the great Julie Taymor gives as a beautiful reminder. And a lovely evening out at the movies.


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