Across the universe
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
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Set against the anti-war protests, rock & roll revolution, and mind-expanding psychedelia of the 1960s, Julie Taymor's hallucinogenic musical follows the arduous journey of star-crossed lovers Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) as they and a small group of musicians are swept up in the raging waters of the volatile counterculture movement. Guided through their journey by a pair known only as Dr. Robert (Bono) and Mr. Kite (Eddie Izzard), Jude and Lucy are eventually forced to find their way back to one another after being split apart by powerful forces beyond their control. The music in the film consists exclusively of songs made popular by the Beatles during the time period depicted in the movie. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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.
Children of the rich -- United States -- Drama.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2009
Taymor, Julie, 1952-
La Frenais, Ian.
Wood, Evan Rachel, 1987-
Anderson, Joe, 1982-
Team Todd (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson.
Director of photography, Bruno Delbonnel ; editor, Françoise Bonnot ; original score, Elliot Goldenthal.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some drug content, nudity, sexuality, violence and language.
Soundtrack in English, Portuguese, or Spanish ; Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, or Thai subtitles.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
"Across the universe sweeps you up on a wave of terrific Beatles songs"--Container.
Special features include: deleted scene; commentary with director Julie Taymor and music producer/composer Elliot Goldenthal; 2 on-set performances of "Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite"; photo gallery.
DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
1 videodisc (approximately 133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.