ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
USA, UK 2007, 133 min
"Across the Universe" from director Julie Taymor, is a revolutionary rock musical that re-imagines America in the turbulent late-1960s, a time when battle lines were being drawn at home and abroad. When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad. "Across the Universe" is the kind of movie you watch again, like listening to a favourite album.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
DIR: JULIE TAYMOR
Scr: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, DoP: Bruno Delbonnel, Music: Elliot Goldenthal, The Beatles, Ed: Françoise Bonnot, Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Prod: Revolution Studios (Matthew Gross, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd), World Sales: Sony Pictures Releasing, Format: 35mm, Language: English, Subt: Estonian