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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Kristin Scott Thomas
Aaron Johnson
Anne-Marie Duff
Directors
Sam Taylor Wood
Screenwriters
Running Time
98 minutes

Nowhere Boy
The Beatles: Episode I: The Phantom Muso


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Nowhere Boy

Plot
Liverpool, 1955. When teenage rebel John Lennon (Johnson) learns that his aunt Julia (Duff) is actually his biological mother, he finds his loyalties divided. He finds an escape from domestic pressures in his growing passion for skiffle music.


Verdict
Anchored by a strong central turn, Nowhere Boy crafts entertaining, small-scale drama out of Lennon’s huge-sized legend. It just lacks the spark and ambition of its subject.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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