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theCriticalMarisa's Movie Reviews (23)

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Nowhere Boy 
Nowhere Boy
3/4 stars

Being a Beatles fan, I enjoyed this movie. However, I felt more like I was just watching a movie about a guy named John Lennon, than a movie about THE John Lennon. There really isn't all that much music in it, their version of "In Spite of All the Danger" is awesome.
It would have been nice if the movie went into a little more detail about his friendship with Paul, but I think the point of this movie was to really explore John's relationship with with his mother and Aunt Mimi.
No, they're not Beatles look-alikes (and when we first see George, he looks like a creepy pervert or something), but I didn't get hung up on that all, as some people seemed to (although, if you look up a picture of Paul at around 15, you'll see that the guy who plays him isn't far off!).
It's not A Hard Day's Night or anything like that, so if you're ok with a Lennon bio-pic that's well acted and music-light, then definitely check it out.


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theCriticalMarisa

theCriticalMarisa- wrote on 03/28/11 at 02:53 PM CT

 

Thanks, MikeLikesMovies! I hope you enjoy it if you decide to see it. No Ringo, if that sways your opinion one way or another :)

MikeInMotion

MikeInMotion- wrote on 03/28/11 at 02:50 PM CT

 

This review really helped me out.

 
 
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