Jun 28, 2010

Stuff You Need To Watch: Across The Universe [Movie]

So, I have Direct TV Plus, and like two months ago I recorded this movie, Across the Universe [2007], but I never got around to watching it. Until last week, when I was bored at ten in the morning, with nothing to do except watch TV. I went to My Playlist, and there it was, so I watched it. And man, I was blown away. Seriously, it was like woah. I fell in love with it. 

For those of you who haven't watched it, it's the most amazing musical experience of the decade. 

Here's the trailer: 


"[...] 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." [via]

I've always loved The Beatles, but up until now I hadn't been hit by the mania. I can tell you, this changed my way to see them! 

This movie's more than a love story, it's a story of war and revolution and fear and so many more things. And the way the songs are performed is just brilliant. 

Hey Jude is one of my all time favourite Beatles' song, but Joe Anderson's cover is just... o.O 
Enjoy :)

The cast is perfect, the locations and costumes too. Everything about it is great. Especially the music, which is only the most important thing in the movie.

I'm a really romantic person, so you can just imagine how much I wanted this to have a happy ending.

And considering I'm [almost] positive I wanna be a Director of Photography, the littlest smile on my face while watching all the images and settings and special effects, was almost just as big as my face. It is amazingly done.

If you haven't watched this, I strongly suggest you do. Soon. Like, now. Also, get the soundtrack. Get it yesterday.

Monkey Rating: 5 Monkeys (To everyone involved in it!)

Visit the Official Site and the OST's MySpace page.

(Stuff You Need To... is a new feature in TCM, where something book related or not gets to be spotlighted here.)

7 monkey thought (s):

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

The music was amazing!

Sarah said...

Across the Universe is what got me to start listening to The Beatles. :) This is one of my all time favorite movies now. Did you notice how every single song they did was just magical? And the soundtrack is awesome! I downloaded it two days after I watched the movie and haven't stopped listening to it since. ^__^

Ella Press said...

@Juju: The music is amazing!

@Sarah: I did the same, downloading it :)

Ashley @ Ashley's Library said...

This has been one of my favorite movies since it came out! I went to see it because I really like Evan Rachel Wood and I ended up liking it for so many other reasons! I'm glad to see somebody else who liked it!

Jane said...

First of all, I love the music. It's awesome to listen to when I'm in a special mood.

However, the one and only time I tried to watch the movie, I made a stupid choice: I brought my loudest and most annoying friend with me. With her around, it was really hard to enjoy it.

I really want to watch it again. Everyone seems to love the movie so much!


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