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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.

Director:

Sam Taylor-Johnson (as Sam Taylor-Wood)

Writer:

Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay)
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 6 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... John (as Aaron Johnson)
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Mimi
David Threlfall ... Uncle George
Josh Bolt ... Pete
Ophelia Lovibond ... Marie
Kerrie Hayes ... Marie's Friend
Angela Walsh Angela Walsh ... Schoolmistress
Paul Ritter ... Popjoy
Richard Syms ... Reverend
Anne-Marie Duff ... Julia
James Johnson James Johnson ... Stan
Alex Ambrose Alex Ambrose ... Young John
Angelica Jopling ... Julia - aged 8
Abby Greenhalgh Abby Greenhalgh ... Jackie - aged 6
David Morrissey ... Bobby
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Storyline

The story of John Lennon's (Aaron Taylor-Johnson's) childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his Aunt Mimi (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) and his mother Julia (Anne-Marie Duff) - the two dominant women in the first part of his life; his first meeting with Sir Paul McCartney (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and George Harrison (Sam Bell), their friendship, their love for music, and the birth of The Beatles. Written by CynthiaPowell

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Taglines:

The Extraordinary Untold Story Of John Lennon. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nowhere Boy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,749, 10 October 2010

Gross USA:

$1,457,248

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,577,779
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

John Lennon had brown eyes not blue. See more »

Quotes

John: Want a beer?
Paul McCartney: I'd love a tea.
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Connections

References The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockin' Daddy
Written by Therman B. Fisher
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp
Performed by Eddie Bond & The Stompers
Licensed from Licensemusic.com ApS
Courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corporation
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This movie is truly wonderful!!
28 July 2010 | by saadgkhanSee 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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