100 Word Review – Across The Universe (2007)

Based on the music of The Beatles, this is a musical you don’t need to have seen to know the words to.¬†

Jude (Jim Sturgess) moves from Liverpool to America where he meets and falls in love with Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood). Set in the 1960s, the socio-political climate of the time makes for a dramatic background to this moving love story.

Director Julie Taymour (Frida, Titus) truly transports her audience. The film’s¬†littered with references to the period, particularly within the music industry, but even if you only pick up the odd one it still makes for mesmerising viewing.