The story of John Lennon’s (Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s) childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his Aunt Mimi (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) and his mother Julia (Anne-Marie Duff) – the two dominant women in the first part of his life; his first meeting with Sir Paul McCartney (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and George Harrison (Sam Bell), their friendship, their love for music, and the birth of The Beatles.
User Reviews: An interestingly interpreted story of John Lenon’s adolescence. Basically "Nowhere Boy" is about complicated and entangled faith of him and his family therefore we just witnessing a lot of emotional scenes which have strong predominance here. Of course the creators were not exempted from other aspects of Lenon’s life but it was just an additional to not bore people by showing only family clashes. No I don’t wanna say emotional scenes are boring, no, not at all it’s just about variety of the film. Despite John Lenon is undoubtedly one of the symbol of his and further generations, I reckoned to see something more, and I suppose I’ve seen it.
What I really liked in this film were obviously the soundtrack and authentic mood of early 60s, nicely done costumes, haircuts and other things is really a feast for the eyes. Though actors showed rather decent performance, I doubt that Aaron Johnson is the best choice for young John Lenon’s role. However being far from adoration and idolatry his acting I was satisfied. During my stay in the cinema theater I couldn’t avoid comparison with an other good recent British biographic movie "Control", which is about Joy Division band and their front-man Ian Curtis. And in my opinion Joy Division’s story was made more elaborately maybe because of the more tragical faith of Ian I dunno. But still, I liked present film as well.
Nowhere boy is not really a masterpiece or cinematography gem, but it’s very good movie, not elongated, very sincere, enchanting that inspires observer to discover something more about John Lenon’s life and listen more attentively his creation work in The Beatles. Highly recommend especially for Beatles fans.