Monday, September 17, 2007
Across the Universe (a.k.a The Beatles Musical)
In the 2 hour and 11 minute film Across the Universe, 33 Beatles tunes are sung by characters called Jude, Lucy, Sadie, Prudence, Max and Jojo among others.
It's a psychedelic,(at times annoying, at times spectacular) romp through the 1960s. Most of it is set in New York - a few of Sadie's concert scenes were even shot at Webster Hall.
Some of it is over the top and needs to go (cough - the whole "Mr. Kite sequence) but there's lots to love like Prudence's entrance - "she came in through the bathroom window". How else?
This tale about a boy named Jude, who falls for a pretty blonde named Lucy might not be for everyone but if you allow yourself to turn on, tune in and drop out - you might start to dig it.
I loved it!!