General Information

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Released Year: 2009
Runtime: 98 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Directors: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Casts: Richard Syms, Ophelia Lovibond, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Lizzie Hopley, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Ritter, David Threlfall, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Anne-Marie Duff, Josh Bolt, Andrew Buchan, James Johnson, James Jack Bentham, Jack McElhone, Sam Bell, Colin Tierney, Kerrie Hayes, Chris Coghill, Dan Armour, Sam Wilmott, Frazer Bird, Daniel Ross, John Collins, Richard Tate, Angela Walsh, Simon Lowe
IMDB: Nowhere Boy (2009)

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 7.2

Reviews

91
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
By the end of Nowhere Boy, you'll feel you know John Lennon better than you ever did.
75
Movieline - Michelle Orange
Although this is a film about the influential women in Lennon's life, it succeeds equally in its evocation of the family Lennon built among his boyhood mates.
75
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Johnson doesn't resemble, much less embody, Lennon, but he does catch his distinctive glint of mischief tinged with pain. Duff and Scott Thomas are both exceptional, revealing how John's relationship with these two clashing sisters marked his character.
70
Boxoffice Magazine - Amy Nicholson
Like Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There"-which never once came out and said the name "Bob Dylan"-Nowhere Boy bites its tongue and refuses to say "The Beatles."
67
The A.V. Club - Keith Phipps
It's a tender, but sometimes untended, portrait of the artist as a young man-and occasionally as a young asshole-that's handsome, dutiful, and finally, a little dull.

Nowhere Boy (2009)



The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood