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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.

Director:

Julie Taymor

Writers:

Dick Clement (screenplay), Ian La Frenais (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Rachel Wood ... Lucy Carrigan
Jim Sturgess ... Jude
Joe Anderson ... Max Carrigan
Dana Fuchs ... Sadie
Martin Luther ... Jo-Jo (as Martin Luther McCoy)
T.V. Carpio ... Prudence
Spencer Liff Spencer Liff ... Daniel
Lisa Dwyer Hogg ... Jude's Liverpool Girlfriend (as Lisa Hogg)
Nicholas Lumley Nicholas Lumley ... Cyril
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Phil
Angela Mounsey Angela Mounsey ... Martha Feeny - Jude's Mother
Erin Elliott Erin Elliott ... Cheer Coach
Robert Clohessy ... Wesley 'Wes' Huber - Jude's Father
Christopher Tierney Christopher Tierney ... Dorm Buddy / Dancer
Curtis Holbrook ... 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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From director Julie Taymor comes the most original, exhilarating, spectacular, groundbreaking motion picture of the year. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All You Need Is Love See more »

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Box Office

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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The dancing priest in "Happiness is A Warm Gun" (the scene in the hospital) is choreographer Daniel Ezralow. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Blackbird
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Evan Rachel Wood
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User Reviews

 
Pretty good movie...
7 September 2007 | by Cmac201918See all my reviews

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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