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.
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
If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake
Performed by Gracie Fields
Written by Al Hoffman, Bob Merrill, Clem Watts
Published by EMI Music Publishing Limited/Al Hoffman Songs, Inc./Golden Bell Songs
Licensed courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd See more »
This is about John Lennon's teenage time, when he lived with his aunt Mimi. He has problems at school, encounters teddy boys, starts The Quarrymen and meets Paul and George.
The story is a rhapsody, including Lennon's attempts to recontact his half-crazy mother. There's the triangle Mimi/Mum/John which finally brings an eruption. The heat is really on here and then, Lennon and The Beatles go to Hamburg.
Entertaining certainly, but most credits go to Kristin Scott Thomas, which was to be expected. Kudos to the Liverpool accent, one of many thing Lennon taught us to love.
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