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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lucy Carrigan
... Jude
... Max Carrigan
... Sadie
... Jo-Jo (as Martin Luther McCoy)
... Prudence
Spencer Liff ... Daniel
... Jude's Liverpool Girlfriend
Nicholas Lumley ... Cyril
Michael Ryan ... Phil
Angela Mounsey ... Martha Feeny - Jude's Mother
Erin Elliott ... Cheer Coach
... Wesley 'Wes' Huber - Jude's Father
Christopher Tierney ... Dorm Buddy / Dancer
... Dorm Buddy
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Storyline

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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All you need is love. 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  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$667,784, 16 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,343,673, 9 December 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,367,143
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Trivia

During the "Mr. Kite" scene, Mr, Kite says "Just tune in, turn off, drop out, drop in, switch off, switch on, and explode", which is a reference to a quote from Professor Timothy Leary. See more »

Goofs

When Lucy shoots the ball in the basketball scene of "It Won't Be Long", she ends up missing, but in the first shot of the ball hitting the rim, it clearly looks like it's going in. 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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References Let It Be (1970) See more »

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A 'Must See' Film Experience!!
14 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Across the Universe is a love story and musical with creative interpretations of Beatles classics. Critics looker for deeper meaning seem to forget this simple fact. Incredible cameos by Joe Cocker, Bono, and an earth-shattering Gospel version of 'Let it Be', are all in themselves reason enough to see the film. I was lucky enough to see this recently at the historic Elgin theater in Toronto. Julie Taymor is one of the most eloquent directors I've heard to date. Not only has this film advanced the art of film-based musicals, it will most certainly get the Oscar nod and introduce a legion of new young fans to the Beatles. I for one can't wait to see and experience it again!


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