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Nowhere Boy

A movie released October 08, 2010

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NoWhere Boy and John Lennon's Youth

  • Oct 30, 2010
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Nowhere Boy is a biopic about John Lennon's teenage years, beginning when he was 15. More than anything, Nowhere Man is about John's relationship with his aunt Mimi, the women who raised him, and his mother, Julia, the women who didn't. These relationships had a huge impact on the man John Lennon became and his music.

The film also explores John's infatuation with Elvis, his desire to form a rock band and how the Quarrymen came to be. His meeting with Paul McCartney and their bonding over music even though they were so different was fun to watch.

The acting in this movie was phenomenal. Aaron Johnson portrayed the angry, yet insecure, young John Lennon to perfection. Kristin Scott Thomas gave another Oscar worthy performance as aunt Mimi and Anne-Marie Duff was mesmerizing as John's free spirited, yet damaged mother. Nowhere Boy was an extremely moving and fascinating film that I highly recommend. Watch the trailer and see for yourself:

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November 06, 2010
Unfortunately it is playing in so few theaters that most people will have to watch on dvd or blu-ray. I'm probably going to Netflix it to see it again it was so good.
 
November 06, 2010
Have you checked out @ParkerMott's review of this film? I found yours after reading his and between the two of you, I'm going to have to add this to my Netflix queue. I loved Across the Universe and this would be a fun alternative to that film, I think.Thanks for the review!
 
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review by . November 06, 2010
Nowhere Boy – A reserved, modest biopic fascinated by its 'nowhere'
3 Stars out of 4      Nowhere Boy deserves appreciation for its scale, intentions, and drama. All three come in small doses that do not ask for anything more than our immediate attention. Since October 2010 marked the seventieth birthday of rock legend John Lennon, it feels necessary to witness Nowhere Boy as a retrospective of the days leading up to a meaningful legacy.       Aaron Johnson is Lennon: his accent is thick, his nuances reflect Lennon in …
review by . February 19, 2011
NOWHERE BOY is a pleasant, often rambling, look at the teen years of John Lennon. It's the short time frame between Lennon being a prankish, low-level vandal and troubled schoolboy who readily captures the interest of the young ladies and his explosion onto the rock scene as a founder of The Beatles.    When the movie begins, Lennon (Aaron Johnson) is living with his aunt Mimi (Kristen Scott Thomas) and Uncle George. His uncle has given him a love of music, radio and generally …
review by . February 02, 2011
All you need is love
The year is 1957, and 16-year old Liverpool lad John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) is miserable. He hates school and his strict aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott-Thomas) and his mother who abandoned him when he was five. Then he meets his mother again and although she's a little odd, he loves having a mum again, while his auntie isn't so sure.      This little film tells the interesting and sad story of Lennon's childhood and his search for maternal love. Unfortunately, Johnson not …
review by . October 15, 2010
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Nowhere Boy Finds Good Home
NOWHERE BOY   Written by Matt Greenhalg   Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood   Starring Aaron Johnson, Kristen Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff       John: Why couldn’t God make me Elvis?   Julia: Because he was saving you for John Lennon.       I’ve had the privilege of seeing some of Sam Taylor-Wood’s art firsthand in exhibition.  It was stark, cold but yet still emotional and affecting.  …
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Nowhere Boy
 is a 2009 British biopic about John Lennon's adolescence, the creation of his first band, The Quarrymen, and its evolution into The Beatles.

The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood - his Aunt Mimi, and his mother, Julia. In addition, the film shows the first meeting of Lennon with future Beatle Paul McCartney, and the development of their friendship and musical partnership. British actor Aaron Johnson portrays Lennon, and Thomas Brodie Sangster plays Paul McCartney. Aunt Mimi is portrayed by Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff plays Julia.

The film is scheduled to receive its US release on October 8, 2010, coinciding with that weekend's celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Lennon's birth (October 9, 1940).

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Movies, Drama Movies, Drama, The Beatles, Biopic, John Lennon, Nowhere Boy, Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas

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Director: Sam Taylor-Wood
Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 08, 2010
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Matt Greenhalgh
Runtime: 1hr 35min
Studio: Ecosse Films
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