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Nowhere Boy (2009)

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A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

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John (as Aaron Johnson)
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Marie
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Marie's Friend
Angela Walsh ...
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Stan
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Jackie (aged 6)
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Bobby
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Storyline

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. Written by CynthiaPowell

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As a boy all John Lennon needed was love. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mi nombre es John Lennon  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$52,749 (USA) (8 October 2010)

Gross:

$1,445,366 (USA) (3 December 2010)
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Trivia

This movie's (limited) theatrical release date in the United States was October 9, 2010, what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where John is playing "Hello Little Girl", just after the car accident, when he finishes the song he turns off a tape recorder which has presumably been recording the song. The tape is right at the beginning of the reel - not enough tape has been used to record the song. See more »

Quotes

John: There's just no point hating someone you love.
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Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello Little Girl
Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Performed by Sam Bell
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User Reviews

 
This movie is truly wonderful!!
28 July 2010 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

NOWHERE BOY – CATCH IT ( A ) Based upon the early life of Mr. John Lennon, this movie is truly wonderful… best thing about the movie is it's more of a British family drama then changed into totally music extravaganza… AarOn Johnson is undoubtedly the Best young Actor around … His portrayal of john Lennon' s is just incredible…from sweetness, to witness and cockiness… he grapes perfectly on all parts of John Lennon's behavior. Other incredible performance in the movie is by Anne-Marie Duff... She is outstanding, she is so good that I actually forgot that I m watching a movie and she is playing her role... You just want to see her previous work that good she is in this movie...Kristin Scott Thomas gave another great performance... All these three actors make the movie believable and if John Lennon would have been alive today... must be proud of them... In the end 1st time Director Sam Taylor-Wood did an excellent job with the story and movie. I still think about the movie and want to watch all over again.


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