Overall Rank: 3434
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 39
Theatrical Release Date: 01/27/2010
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/25/2011
Genre: Biography, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sam Taylor Wood
Actors: Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Thomas Sangster, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey, Sam Bell
Plot: Explores the early childhood of John Lennon. -- Chris Kavan
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The Film Rebel - wrote on 02/06/2011
An interesting look at John Lennon's childhood life. I just wished it explored the music aspects a bit more.
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theCriticalMarisa - wrote on 03/26/2011
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 …
nyp09 - wrote on 03/06/2010
John Lennon needs no introduction. He is known worldwide as one of the most influential singers and songwriters ever to grace this Earth. “Nowhere Boy” gives us a glimpse of where this amazing man came from and who and what made him who he became and does so in an interesting and enjoyable way. Young John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) lives with his highly strung and strict Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas), who he believes shows no love towards him. After the death of his Uncle George, John seeks out his free-spirited mother (Anne-Marie Duff). They reform a close bond, much to his aunt’s dismay and her interest in rock and roll music encourages John to form a rock band with his friends. However, the film is not about The Beatles, but primarily about the relationships with these two women …
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