Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Across the Universe (2007)

This is a pretty cool little film but certainly not for anyone who doesn't like musicals or The Beatles. It's full of references to Beatles songs and random things that happened in the '60s, like members of the Weather Underground blowing themselves up by accident and Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters driving across the country to hang out with Timothy Leary, only to be snubbed because he was in the middle of an experiment (a three-day solo acid trip) and too busy to see them. I kept wishing that they were using the original versions of all of those songs, but Evan Rachel Wood is prettier than any of the Beatles.

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