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Nowhere Boy (2009)
« on: March 06, 2013, 07:15:12 pm »

Based on the enthusiastic recommendation from Mac, I decided to go with Nowhere Boy tonight as my movie to watch. I had high expectations for this one, not just based on Mac's recommendation, but the overall consensus of good word of mouth from the public at large. But I have to say that I was worried about this movie after the first 30 minutes because it wasn't delivering what I had built up in my head. I was expecting a Beatles bio pic. That is not the case here. The story revolves around John Lennon's (Aaron Johnson) early years, more specifically during his teen years and discovering who his birth Mother, Julia (Anne-Marie Duff) is and the role that his Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas) played in his life.

After the first half hour of the film, we do get to see Lennon pursue what would become his musical legacy. I must point out that the movie isn't even about The Beatles at all. There is none of that. It's about John's first band The Quarrymen and how his path crossed that of both Paul McCartney (Thomas Brodie Sangster) and George Harrison (Sam Bell). But the movie isn't really about The Quarrymen either.

If you can get past the fact that this isn't a movie about the Fab Four, you will definitely enjoy the movie. I liked it in spite of the fact that the name of the band itself is never mentioned in the movie at all. Great acting all around and I really think that Aaron was fantastic as John Lennon. Definitely worth a Rent. Great soundtrack too. Also, David Morrissey is in this one as well. He is currently best known for his role as the Governor on some tiny little show called The Walking Dead.
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Re: Nowhere Boy (2009)
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 07:15:44 pm »
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Re: Nowhere Boy (2009)
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 08:10:42 pm »
I think a movie about the Beatles would never happen.  And if it did, you KNOW you would have been hearing about it nonstop from the mountains.

I was chuckling a bit when I heard Sangster's accent for the first time.  I think because everybody DOES Paul, now it seems unrealistic to expect someone to sound like that, if that makes sense.

I saw this the same night Kick-Ass came out (I made it a double feature) and it seemed so crazy that it was the same kid in both movies.  I was really impressed with him.

There was this time in the movie where he was modeling himself after Elvis and I kept thinking of his quote "wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." Am I the only one?

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Re: Nowhere Boy (2009)
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 08:12:38 pm »
I thought Sangster was awesome as Paul....accent and all.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 08:14:27 pm »
I like Sangster and I remember liking him as Paul (I haven't seen the flick since the festival circuit), but I just had that thought about the voice. 

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Re: Nowhere Boy (2009)
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 08:15:21 pm »
Well, as you pointed out, you HAVE to do the voice or it will draw attention to itself for not doing it.
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Re: Nowhere Boy (2009)
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 08:24:49 pm »
wait?

the governor is in this???

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
he's crazy!

I will watch this...I need to watch TIN TIN first!

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Re: Nowhere Boy (2009)
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 08:34:08 pm »
I'm not saying he did the voice wrong or anything, I'm just saying we've heard everyone do the voice as an impression so when we see someone playing the part seriously, there's a bit of cognitive dissonance or something going on.

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Re: Nowhere Boy (2009)
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 08:44:33 pm »
Glad you guys got to see it. One of the more entertaining musical back stories.
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