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Monday, June 6, 2016

Nowhere Boy (2009)

I really enjoyed this biopic about John Lennon.  Granted, liking the Beatles is pretty low hanging fruit.  While they might have been controversial to middle class parents when their teenage daughters became hysterically enraptured with them, they were innovative and influential in their own time, and they have withstood the test of time.  They came from humble beginnings, and while they were a combination of talent and being managed well, their music remains widely listened to and well loved.
The movie depicts Lennon as having a wild child mother who introduced him to the music of African Americans but who was not really able to be a parent to him, whereas Lennon's aunt was a buttoned down woman of post WWII England who provided structure, boundaries and reliability for him.  Between the two they molded him into the man who would shake up the world of popular rock music.  The tone is modest and sympathetic.

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