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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 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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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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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi nombre es John Lennon See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£148,157 (United Kingdom), 27 December 2009, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,749, 10 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,445,366, 5 December 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In this film David Threlfall plays Anne-Marie Duff's brother-in-law. In the series Shameless (2004) he played her father. See more »

Goofs

A Pono ukulele is shown in the music shop, a brand that didn't exist until the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

John: [shakes fist humorously at the air] Oh i'll get you back for that God!
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Connections

Referenced in Showreel: Well, That's Not Quite the End of That (2013) 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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A Hard Days Trite
27 April 2010 | by soupster1See all my reviews

I am amazed that the film industry is still turning out cliché ridden garbage like this. That significantly good actors like Kristen Scott- Thomas take part in such rubbish leaves me breathless with astonishment.

This 'leafy' and squeaky clean suburb of Liverpool never existed. It is a cinematographer's invention,... As is the idea that the young Lennon wore wire framed glasses. But hey!... we are just the audience... we need familiar reference points because we might forget who John Lennon was! Was he that bloke with the 'granny' glasses?

The fact is, there was nothing astonishing or even particularly interesting about Lennon's childhood. He himself said that at the age of 16, he was just the same as any other little Hoylake **** of 16.

The perpetuation of the myth that he was some sort of saint is not only the big lie about The Beatles...it is an even bigger lie about the man. He wrote the line about imaging no possessions, but had a separate apartment just to keep his clothes in.

In his defence... he had little patience with the people who glorified him, but dead pop stars are good business... so on it goes.

Beatles fans don't come more dedicated than me. i was there at the time. I still listen to the music on an almost daily basis, but i don't need the constant repetition of exaggerated fake nonsense about them. The music was enough... Let it be.


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