Across the Universe

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama, Musical, Other, Romance
Running Time:  133 min.
Release Date: September 14, 2007
DVD: February 5, 2008
Netflix: January 1, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.50
based on 805 votes and 93 reviews
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Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Logan Marshall-Green


A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam.

Star-crossed lovers, Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with "Dr. Robert" (Bono) and "Mr. Kite" (Eddie Izzard) as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy -- against all odds -- to find their own way back to each other.

Director: Julie Taymor
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd, Matthew Gross
Screenplay: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais

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  • 5 stars "Face it, Max was useless. He dropped out of college cause he didn't like it then he wanted to skip going to the war? Yeah okay, that makes sense. And he got sent home all cause he got a bump on the head, when there's real soldiers who lost legs or arms? I used to like him, before realizing what useless loser he was. And his accent was crap, you're not american, your british! But I do like this film, listening to the soundtrack right now, I have two, the original one disc one and a two disc one!"
  • 5 stars "If you love Beatle music, you'll love this movie. Jim Sturgess has a fantastic voice. And the movie really captures the feel and look of the 70's"
  • 5 stars "Love the movie. Thought it was great. Love the actors and actress. They made it so believeable."