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
The dancing priest in "Happiness is A Warm Gun" (the scene in the hospital) is choreographer Daniel Ezralow. See more »
In the first scene where Jude is at home with his mother, he barely spreads butter over a piece of bread and puts it in his mouth. When he turns around, the butter is spread across the entire piece. See more »
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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I was lucky enough to see a screening of this film and it is very enjoyable, very thought provoking. I only gave it an 8/10 because I felt that it went on a little long. I looked around and saw people looking at their watches. Im also not a huge Evan Rachel Wood fan. She was fine in the movie, Im just not crazy about her acting. The gentleman who played Jude was excellent. I found him to be adorable and funny. He also had an excellent voice. I also felt it to be kind of...out there. If you watch the preview, you already have a taste of what I mean. Some of the moments in the songs were kind of abstract (personally I enjoy that in small doses but she did use it quite a lot throughout the film.) Over all, this move was good, and I think that everyone should see it.
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