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Nowhere Boy (2009)

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A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

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Sam Taylor-Johnson (as Sam Taylor-Wood)

Writer:

Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... John (as Aaron Johnson)
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Mimi
David Threlfall ... Uncle George
Josh Bolt ... Pete
Ophelia Lovibond ... Marie
Kerrie Hayes ... Marie's Friend
Angela Walsh Angela Walsh ... Schoolmistress
Paul Ritter ... Popjoy
Richard Syms ... Reverend
Anne-Marie Duff ... Julia
James Johnson James Johnson ... Stan
Alex Ambrose Alex Ambrose ... Young John
Angelica Jopling ... Julia - aged 8
Abby Greenhalgh Abby Greenhalgh ... Jackie - aged 6
David Morrissey ... Bobby
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Storyline

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. Written by CynthiaPowell

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As a boy all John Lennon needed was love. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi nombre es John Lennon See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,749, 10 October 2010

Gross USA:

$1,457,248

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,577,779
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist--a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

John Lennon had brown eyes not blue. See more »

Quotes

John: Why couldn't God make me Elvis?
Julia: 'Cause he was saving you for John Lennon!
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Soundtracks

Rocket 88
Written by Jackie Brenston
Published by (c) Hill & Range Songs Inc.
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp
Performed by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
Courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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This movie is truly wonderful!!
28 July 2010 | by saadgkhanSee all my reviews

NOWHERE BOY – CATCH IT ( A ) Based upon the early life of Mr. John Lennon, this movie is truly wonderful… best thing about the movie is it's more of a British family drama then changed into totally music extravaganza… AarOn Johnson is undoubtedly the Best young Actor around … His portrayal of john Lennon' s is just incredible…from sweetness, to witness and cockiness… he grapes perfectly on all parts of John Lennon's behavior. Other incredible performance in the movie is by Anne-Marie Duff... She is outstanding, she is so good that I actually forgot that I m watching a movie and she is playing her role... You just want to see her previous work that good she is in this movie...Kristin Scott Thomas gave another great performance... All these three actors make the movie believable and if John Lennon would have been alive today... must be proud of them... In the end 1st time Director Sam Taylor-Wood did an excellent job with the story and movie. I still think about the movie and want to watch all over again.


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