Tuesday, August 9, 2011
(2009) A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life. Nowhere Boy is a British feature film about John Lennon's adolescence and the gradual evolution of his first band into The Beatles.The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood - his Aunt Mimi and his mother Julia. In addition, the film shows the first meeting of Lennon with future Beatle Paul McCartney and the development of their friendship and musical partnership.
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood, Writer: Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay),
Stars:Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff
8 out of 10