Across the Universe
Julie Taymor directs this magical mystery tour through the lives of two young lovers in the 1960’s using music from the Beatles as a backdrop. Evan Rachel Wood is the girl, and quite a songstress as well as an actress! Cameo appearances from Bono, Salma Hayek and a few others, otherwise the cast is pretty much unknown. Everyone is really wonderful. The music makes sense in every scene, it moves the action. The characters are colorful, and yet real. Some of the scenes are uncomfortable, on purpose, when the war is involved it is an uncomfortable subject. I really enjoyed the movie. It captures the 60’s, and it captures the audience with its imagination.