Nowhere Boy (2010)

The Very Best

8.4

Movie

Canada, UK
English
Drama
2010
FEMALE DIRECTOR, SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Andrew Buchan, Angela Walsh
98 min

What it's about

The drama tells the story of John Lennon's teenage years in Liverpool 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.

The take

In a different change of pace, this biopic focuses on John Lennon’s reckless adolescence and family life instead of his soon-to-be iconic music. It brings an epic rockstar many of us have known our entire lives down to a more relatable level. The young Aaron Taylor-Johnston gives a very angsty performance which feels a little over the top at times. Anne-Marie Duff does comes off too flirtatious for a newly formed mother-son relationship but Kristin Scott Thomas outshines them all with her steely demeanor.

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