#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The story of John Lennon’s (Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s) childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his Aunt Mimi (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) and his mother Julia (Anne-Marie Duff) – the two dominant women in the first part of his life; his first meeting with Sir Paul McCartney (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and George Harrison (Sam Bell), their friendship, their love for music, and the birth of The Beatles.
Plot: 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.
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The Boy Done Good!
This biopic of John Lennon, taking his story from his schooldays in Liverpool up until the departure of the nascent Beatles for Hamburg, is an exceptional movie, quite the best I have seen during 2009. The story is beautifully handled from beginning to end and the acting from the three main leads is superb. Aaron Johnson manages to portray Lennon’s mixture of cockiness (in more ways than one!), aggression, painful vulnerability, bewilderment and sheer adolescent verve with great sureness of touch. We watch Lennon developing from school-kid into knowing young man, and we literally see a different face at the end of the movie to the one we did at the start. Superb playing by Johnson, brilliantly assisted by that of Kristin Scott Thomas as his Aunt Mimi and Anne-Marie Duff as his mother, Julia. It would have been all too easy to lapse into cliché with this story but this is largely avoided. We get glimpses of Liverpool – an opening on the steps of St George’s Hall, a fleeting glimpse of Strawberry Fields, a shot of a ferry on the Mersey – but these glimpses are all we need. And the movie closes not with a rendition of an all too predictable ‘Nowhere Man’ but a beautifully performed ‘In Spite of All the Danger’. They say it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n’ roll; in Nowhere Boy we can see where it, and we, all began.
A Nutshell Review: Nowehre Boy
I will count Nowhere Boy as one of my favourite musician bio-pics, even if John Lennon doesn’t actually count as my favourite Beatle. Set during his teenage years when he’s still a student and a lousy one at that, this film by Sam Taylor-Wood takes a look at his influences, the early years in the formation of his band before the Beatles with Paul (Thomas Sangster) and George (Sam Bell) already onboard, and of the two important women in his life, his mom Julia (Anne-Marie Duff) and aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas) where the latter had taken on parental responsibilities.
First, the music. Don’t expect to listen to any Beatle classics because John Lennon still hasn’t found his calling yet in the story, ending just about the time the Liverpool boys are going to head to Hamburg, and the rest, as they say, is history. Instead, there are a lot more other classics that get their air time here that you’d find yourself tapping your feet to, and defines the era that once was, before Beatlemania swept the world with their brand of music to define a new generation. And who would have thought, as the film suggested, that John will be influenced by Elvis Presley because his interest got piqued when a legion of female fans packed in a theatre were swooning and openly gushing their adoration for him.
So begins his quest toward learning how to play, starting with the banjo courtesy of suspension from school and lessons from his mom. As mentioned, the film splits time in defining who John Lennon was in his teenage years, and exploring the relationships he had with his mom and aunt. With his mom, it’s all about fun, and her introduction of rock and roll to him, and the kind of connotations that that brand of music gets associated with, which naturally will interest any teenage boy should you tell them that. However, this is very much a love hate relationship, as there’s spectre of gloom hanging over their rekindle of relations, especially when John has to learn the truth behind and come to terms with why he’s actually living with his aunt Mimi all along.
With Mimi it was almost the exact opposite in how time flies when with his mom. It’s more rigid and strict, with her expectations more set toward him doing well in school than to wander off pursuing some crazy dream. But that doesn’t mean she’s not supportive, but does so at her own time, in her own way, which frustrates John as he cannot see past Mimi’s stoic demeanour. Both Anne-Marie Duff and Kristin Scott Thomas were excellent in contrasting themselves to set up an inevitable clash that is powerful and stinging, but blood always runs thicker than water, despite how the new found happiness would be cut short.
And who would have thought that Aaron Johnson, who got his ass kicked most of the time in Kick Ass, would actually kick serious ass here with his portrayal of one of the most iconic musical legends of all time. He brings about that aura of a musical god who’s just beginning to get hold of his roots, in establishing who he is and what he stands for, and in some ways, prove to be quite the dead ringer from certain angles. With the cast members lending their singing voices here, Johnson provides ample aural pleasure with his crooning, that flair of arrogance and what I thought was a very fine and subtle touch in suggesting some serious competition with Paul very early on in their collaboration.
Nowhere Boy is a fictional dramatization of the growing up years of JOhn Lennon, but has plenty of positives from the songs to cast delivering their roles with aplomb that made this a delight to sit through. Most definitely highly recommended, and goes into my shortlist for one of the best this year.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Music
Director Sam Taylor-Johnson
Writer Julia Baird, Matt Greenhalgh
Actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff
Country United Kingdom, Canada
Awards 6 wins & 21 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, London, UK, LipSync Post, London, UK (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,686 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5260, Fuji Eterna Vivid 160T 8543)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema