Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Netflix It: Across the Universe

#23 - Across the Universe

Available from Netflix: Across the Universe, directed by Julie Taymor

To be honest, this movie looked absolutely unwatchable to me, but my parents loved it, so...

Synopsis from AllMovie.com:

Set against the anti-war protests, rock & roll revolution, and mind-expanding psychedelia of the 1960s, Julie Taymor's hallucinogenic musical follows the arduous journey of star-crossed lovers Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) as they and a small group of musicians are swept up in the raging waters of the volatile counterculture movement. Guided through their journey by a pair known only as Dr. Robert (Bono) and Mr. Kite (Eddie Izzard), Jude and Lucy are eventually forced to find their way back to one another after being split apart by powerful forces beyond their control. The music in the film consists exclusively of songs made popular by the Beatles during the time period depicted in the movie.

The film's website is here.

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