Friday, July 27, 2012
Beatles fans may find enjoyable the independent film Nowhere Boy (2009) a biopic about young John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) and the influence of two women---his stern aunt (played by Kristin Scott Thomas) and naughtier biological mother (Anne-Marie Duff), who basically gave him up---on his development, and the way he came to music. A bit of a scamp and ne'er do well, and angry at the loss of the uncle who raised him, he starts a band with friends, only to meet the more talented Paul McCartney and George Harrison, but he manages to catch up (and apparently had some writing skills too), and the story ends as he heads over to Hamburg (where I think it was that Ringo joined the group). Some nice historical pictures at end of film. A few scenes (and language) may not be appropriate for the younger children.