Across the Universe Movie

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Across the Universe


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2007 | PG-13 | Drama Musical | 2hrs, 13m

A romantic musical told mainly through numerous Beatles songs performed by the characters.

U.S. Release Date

Across the Universe release date was Friday, October 12, 2007.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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Directed by

Julie Taymor

Screenwriter

Dick Clement
Ian La Frenais

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for some drug content, nudity, sexuality, violence and language

Storyline

A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock ''n roll, moving 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. The star-crossed lovers, Jude and Lucy, along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with Dr. Robert and Mr. Kite 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.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Although not about the Beatles, the musical will use their songs to drive the narrative, with the actors singing and dancing to the classic tunes. The filmmakers are in negotiations to secure re-recording rights for the project, set to feature 17-18 Beatles songs.

Also Known As

  • All You Need is Love

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