Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, T.V. Carpio, Salma Hayek, Bono
[PG-13] sexuality, nudity, language, violence
Video Clips (synopsis from Sony)
Across the Universe features new covers of classic Beatles songs
Evan Rachel Wood sings "It Won't Be Long"
Jim Sturgess sings "I've Just Seen a Face"
A trippy rendition of "I Want You"
A medley of "Girl" and "Helter Skelter"
Bono sings a psychedelic "I Am the Walrus"
At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, Revolution Studios' Across the Universe is an original movie musical springing from the imagination of renowned director Julie Taymor (Frida, Titus, and the Broadway smash hit musical The Lion King) and writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (The Commitments).
A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, the film moves 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 (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with "Dr. Robert" (Bono) and "Mr. Kite" (Eddie Izzard) 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.
Click on a thumbnail to view the full-sized picture.