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Across the Universe

Rating:PG-13 (for some drug content, nudity, sexuality, violence and language)
Genre:Musical, Romance
Release Date:October 12, 2007
Running time:131 minutes
Cast:Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther, T.V. Carpio
Director:Julie Taymor
Producer:Matthew Gross, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd
Writer:Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Julie Taymor
Distributor:Sony

Description: "Across the Universe" is a love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, moving 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 and Lucy, along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with "Dr. Robert" and "Mr. Kite" 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.

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