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Nowhere Boy


UK 2009, 98 minutes
Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama, Music

Topics: Period 1950s, Biopic.


Aroview: A likeable portrait of John Lennon's pre-Beatles youth in 1950's Liverpool and his emotional tug-of-war with the two maternal figures who shaped his life.

Conceptual artist and photographer Sam Taylor-Wood makes her directorial debut here, and does a fine enough job though her artistic expression is kept within the confines of the script. Holds fascination to see Lennon's formative years as a musician, but the otherwise familiar story and format is distinguished mainly by exploring the thwarted family dynamics that were a product of the conservative times.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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