Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy

DVD - 2010
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"Imagine...John Lennon's childhood. Liverpool, 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen-year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John (Aaron Johnson): Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas), the buttoned-up aunt who raised him, and Julia (Anne-Marie Duff), the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into the new and exciting world of rock 'n' roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney (Thomas Brodie Sangster). Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes. But a resilient young man finds his voice - and an icon explodes into the world."--Container (US ed.)
Publisher: [Toronto] : Maple Pictures, c2010.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) :,5.1 Dolby digital sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Il était une fois John [dvd]

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VaughanPLDavidB Aug 26, 2019

At the time this movie was released in 2009, it completely flew under my radar. It's a pretty good portrayal of John Lennon in his early days, although many of the story details had to have been fictionalized. It did a good job of showing Lennon's volatility and penchant for violence, where he physically attacked two of his band mates, including Paul. No excuse for a lack of subtitles on this disc though. The accents and slang were incomprehensible at times.

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LauraSteinert
May 14, 2019

Julia trying to seduce John was just creepy. The problem with historical films is they tell a different history than the one I lived through. Probably would have been a good movie for young teens if they had less cussing and had left out the sex scene in the park. As is, not really something I'd show the under 17 crowd.

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oktexchic
Jul 04, 2018

It was great learning the early life of John Lennon and the Beatles.

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firefly5
Mar 10, 2017

I love this movie! I did not know about John L. 's early life. I would watch this movie again.

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tinybookworm
Mar 01, 2016

Loved it.

real_thing Dec 26, 2015

Story of the Beatles.RECAP

bears1985 Jul 05, 2014

Excellent movie if you are a Beatles fan it's a must see!! Learn how John Lennon became himself!!

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geomillar
Dec 24, 2013

What a great insight into that "NOWHERE" Lennon Boy. Surrounded by weird people and everything from Tchaikovsky to Elvis ... no wonder John Lennon had to write songs about his turbulent life!

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sickcows
Dec 22, 2013

I like the Beatles. I like biopics. I love movies that incorporate music. So I had to give this movie a go, and I am soooo glad I did!

The acting was phenomenal, really. Aaron Johnson played Lennon, I wasn't expecting him to be so GOOD! I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for his movies from now on. Everyone else was particularly good as well. I definitely enjoyed it, and have already recommended it to friends. Can easily see myself watching again.

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jrichardson06
Jul 09, 2013

my friend reccommended this for me. i'm glad she did definitley worth watching.

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aaa5756 Apr 24, 2013

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo

aaa5756 Apr 24, 2013

“A joke is a very serious thing.” -Winston Churchill

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VaughanPLDavidB Aug 26, 2019

VaughanPLDavidB thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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