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Across the Universe

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Director: Julie Taymor, Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson

Cast: Julie Taymor, Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson


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Set against the anti-war protests, rock & roll revolution, and mind-expanding psychedelia of the 1960s, Julie Taymor's hallucinogenic musical follows the arduous journey of star-crossed lovers Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) as they and a small group of


Set against the anti-war protests, rock & roll revolution, and mind-expanding psychedelia of the 1960s, Julie Taymor's hallucinogenic musical follows the arduous journey of star-crossed lovers Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) as they and a small group of musicians are swept up in the raging waters of the volatile counterculture movement. Guided through their journey by a pair known only as Dr. Robert (Bono) and Mr. Kite (Eddie Izzard), Jude and Lucy are eventually forced to find their way back to one another after being split apart by powerful forces beyond their control. The music in the film consists exclusively of songs made popular by the Beatles during the time period depicted in the movie.

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Sony Pictures
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[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Deleted Scene; Commentary with Director Julie Taymor and Music Producer/Composer Elliot Goldenthal; ; 2 On-Set Performances of "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite"; ; Also, exclusive to the DVD: Photo Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Evan Rachel Wood Lucy
Jim Sturgess Jude
Joe Anderson Max Carrigan
Dana Fuchs Sadie
Martin Luther McCoy Jo-Jo
T.V. Carpio Prudence
Spencer Liff Daniel
Lisa Hogg Jude's Liverpool Girlfriend
Nicholas Lumley Cyril
Michael Ryan Phil
Angela Mounsey Jude's Mother
Erin Elliott Cheer Coach
Robert Clohessy Jude's Father
Christopher Tierney Dorm Buddy
Curtis Holbrook Dorm Buddy
John Jeffrey Martin Dorm Buddy
Matt Caplan Dorm Buddy
T.R. Boyce Jock
Aisha de Haas Tavern Waitress
Leah Hocking Tavern Waitress
Bill Buell Old Guy at Tavern
Ellen Hornberger Lucy's Sister
Amanda Cole Emily
Danya Taymor High School Friend
Dylan Baker Lucy's Father
Linda Emond Lucy's Mother
Lynn Cohen Grandmother Carrigan
Bill Irwin Uncle Teddy
Jennifer Van Dyck Daniel's Mother
Timothy T. Mitchum Jo-Jo's Brother
Carol Woods Gospel Singer
Elain Graham Jo-Jo's Mother
Orfeh Hooker
Antonique Smith Hooker
Tracy Nicole Chapman Hooker
Yassmin Alers Hooker
Deidre Goodwin Hooker
Joe Cocker Bum/Pimp/Mad Hippie
Jacob Pitts Rap Magazine Employee
Staceyanne Chin Rap Magazine Employee
Jeanine Serralles Dani
Leonard Tucker Katz's Waiter
Daniel Stewart Sherman Cop at Wharf Warehouse
Harry J. Lennix Army Sergeant
Logan Marshall-Green Paco
James Urbaniak Sadie's Manager
Kathleen Early SDR Worker
Ching Valdes-Aran Luna Park
Bono Dr. Robert
Daniel Ezralow Mother Superior
Kiva Dawson Max's Girl
Halley Wegryn-Gross Max's Girl
Luther Creek Prankster
Jerzy Gwiazdowski Prankster
Arabella Holzbog Prankster
Ambrose Martos Prankster
Peter Mui Prankster
Karine Plantadit-Bageot Prankster
Dan Weltner Prankster
Christopher Youngsman Prankster
Eddie Izzard Mr. Kite
Ekaterina Sknarina Rita
Tracy Westmoreland Fillmore Manager
Ron C. Jones Black Panther
W.W. Wilson Precinct House Sergeant
Salma Hayek Singing Nurse
Luke Cresswell Tramp Drumming on Bin Lids
Jarleth Conroy Bartender at Max's Bar
Mandy Gonzales Sadie's Singer
Destan Owens Sadie's Singer
Cicily Daniels Sadie's Singer
Saycon Sengbloh Sadie's Singer
Sam Kitchin Sergeant on Rooftop
Chris McGarry Seargant on Rooftop
Frank Hopf Door Officer at Strawberry Records
Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow Cousin Brucie Morrow
Navarra Novy-Williams High School Girlfriend
Sarah Jayne Jensen High School Girlfriend
Michelle Lookadoo High School Girlfriend
Geoff Countryman High School Dance Band Member
Julien Joy High School Dance Band Member
Conrad Korsch High School Dance Band Member
Brian McKenna High School Dance Band Member
Jack Petricelli High School Dance Band Member
Timothy Keiper Sadies Band Member
Arthur Lewis Sadie's Band Member
Mark Lewis Sadie's Band Member
Bryan Noll Sadie's Band Member
Michael Arenella Circus Band Member
Cyro Baptista Circus Band Member
Frank Fighera Circus Band Member
Ritt Henn Circus Band Member
Mark Stewart Circus Band Member
Bruce Williamson Circus Band Member
Charley Drayton Sadie's Rooftop Band Member
Tom Grasso Sadie's Rooftop Band Member
Joey Sykes Sadie's Rooftop Band
Paul Wallfisch Sadie's Rooftop Band Member
Nicole Wolcott Dancer
Jonathan Sheffer Conductor

Technical Credits
Julie Taymor Director,Original Story
Richard Baratta Co-producer
Françoise Bonnot Editor
Dick Clement Original Story,Screenwriter
Derek Dauchy Executive Producer
Bruno Delbonnel Cinematographer
Daniel Ezralow Choreography
Mark Friedberg Production Designer
Elliot Goldenthal Score Composer
Matthew Gross Producer
Craig Haagensen Camera Operator
Ben Haber Co-producer
Geoffrey Hansen Associate Producer,Asst. Director
George Harrison Songwriter
Angela Johnson Makeup
Steve Kirshoff Special Effects Supervisor
Ian La Frenais Original Story,Screenwriter
John Lennon Songwriter
Denise Luiso Musical Direction/Supervision
Claus Lulla Makeup
Bruce MacCallum Camera Operator
Louise McCarthy Makeup
Paul McCartney Songwriter
Charles James Newirth Executive Producer
Mark Raggett Art Director
Peter Rogness Art Director
Rudd Simmons Executive Producer
Bernie Telsey Casting
Suzanne Todd Producer
Jennifer Todd Producer
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Across the Universe
1. Girl [2:20]
2. Hold Me Tight [2:07]
3. All My Loving [4:21]
4. I Want To Hole Your Hand [8:49]
5. With a Little Help From My Friends [2:56]
6. It Won't Be Long [3:02]
7. I've Just Seen A Face [8:58]
8. Let It Be [4:02]
9. Come Together [5:31]
10. Why Don't We Do It In The Road? [4:37]
11. If I Fell [6:11]
12. I Want You (She's So Heavy) [4:17]
13. Dear Prudence [3:57]
14. I Am The Walrus [7:43]
15. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite [3:59]
16. Because [3:13]
17. Something [4:09]
18. Oh! Darling [3:52]
19. Strawberry Fields Forever [5:13]
20. Revolution [4:40]
21. While My Guitar Gently Weeps [4:32]
22. Across The Universe [1:46]
23. Helter Skelter [5:00]
24. Happiness Is A Warm Gun [4:05]
25. A Day In The Life [4:03]
26. Blackbird [1:30]
27. Hey Jude [4:02]
28. Don't Let Me Down [3:04]
29. All You Need Is Love [3:21]
30. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [7:36]


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Across the Universe 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
CaRpE_FuKin_DiEm More than 1 year ago
a great movie to add to your collection!!!! And everyone has to love Beatles Hits! The actors do wonders to the old Beatles songs, especially Martin Luther Mccoy, Jim Sturgess and Joe Anderson! And Bono..LOVE HIM!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. It truely changed my views of the Beatles AND the 60's/70's time period. This is one movie you have got to see. I wish times were still like the "good" 60's/70's. That would be awesome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 17 year old daughter got me to watch this movie, and I was wonderfully surprised. When I realized they were going to singing Beatle's songs I was prepared to hate it, as no one can do the Beatles like the Beatles! But the songs were beautifully done, making each song almost a ballad. The story was sweet. Boy meets girl, they fall in love. Forces beyond thier control seperate them, then of course a very happy endidng. What got me though was the way the 60's culture was depicted. Every shot, music number brought you right back to those days (yes I remember them). It made me almost sad that we didn't know how great we had it back then. The movie truly captured the explosive changing times. A wonderful movie and I reccomend it to everyone.
thoughtfulpirate More than 1 year ago
As a woman who grew up with the Beatles, I'm always skeptical of anything currently written about them or the sixties in general. The feeling of the time is rarely captured well, and virtually every attempt to discuss the Beatles trivializes the place they really held, at least for me. For these reasons, I was not inclined to see this movie until a fellow Beatle-phile urged me to do so. It's very well done. Yes, it's a musical, yes, it's odd and simplistic, but because it chooses to do just one thing well -- really illustrate the fact that for many, the Beatles were the soundtrack of our lives during that era -- it ends up anything but trivial. I've now bought it, and I highly recommend it.
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This is one of my favorite movies of all times. Love 60's clothes and music, the Beatles, and surrealism? You must see it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Across The Universe is definitely the best movie i have seen in quite a long time. It is visually stunning and the story is just amazing. Very talented actors and singers as well! I sat in awe through the whole thing. If you didn't see this movie in the theatre, I highly recommend you buy it because you will not regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wanted this to be good, I really did. I love trippy, art-project movies that defy typical plot structures and demand your undivided attention. and of course I like the Beatles I've got ears. But this was so clunky and heavy-handed that it made me embarassed for the actors. My skin was crawling, seriously. Jude comes up with "strawberry fields" after noticing a bowl of fruit? please. and that "she's so heavy" metaphor was so obvious it hurt. Eddie Izzard was good during his 3 minutes, but I would rather eat thumbtack casserole then see this mess again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this movie!!!!!!!! I liked the love story aspect and the way it showed the war and protests and everything. Although it is not the Beatles singing, I really enjoyed the different versions of the songs in the movie. My dad is a huge Beatles fan and because of that I grew up listening to their songs and so I am a big fan also. I would really recomend this movie to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was so amazing! definitely one of the best movies of 2007
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie! It was so good. I don't typically like musicals, so it was surprising that I did this one. I now own the soundtrack to the movie as well. It was a great romance movie. I love the way they have redone the songs!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're one of the people who owns Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band which was the first movie to feature Beatle songs featuring Billy Preston, George Burns, The Bee Gees, Earth Wind & Fire, Aerosmith, Steve Martin, Alice Cooper, and Peter Frampton, and loved that movie, Beatle fans would love this movie too. Like how Sgt. Pepper was in 1978, this movie features some special guests as well like U2's Bono and Joe Cocker, which I give this movie a big 100%, and it's a must own DVD movie for Beatle fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There was a lot riding on this movie. I mean to make a whole movie and sountrack based on beatles songs could be defined as stupid to some but either way its very ambitiuos. This movie could either kill or fall very hard. I went to go see it with high hopes and I wasn't at all disapointed. It was great, witty, creative, and entertaing. The soundtrack was even better, as soon as I got home I bought the CD on Itunes. I would definetely encourage everyone one to watch this great film that will surely be a classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was such i good movie. if you have not seen it your are missing out on one of the best movies of your life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this the day it came out, and wasn't disappointed at all. Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood could scrap their acting careers and be singers "except that they are also great actors"! Dana Fuchs physically reminds me of Joan Osborn, but sings like a better version of Janis Joplin. The movie is reminiscent of "Grease", but set in the Viet Nam/anti-war protest/mind-expansion era and with a much better soundtrack. Not enough of the Gen Xers and younger are exposed to the mindset during the Viet Nam era. Hopefully, this movie will expand the mind of a whole new generation. PS - It was good to see Joe Cocker again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to buy the movie after seeing it at the theater. I took my 18 year old nephew and 15 year old daughter and they loved it also!!!! Jim Sturgess is superb! He captures the aroma of the age! Revolution and Across the Universe are perfectly sung! Thanks for the making of this movie masterpiece!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie was awesome. It is perfect for anyone who loves the Beatles. I loved Jim Sturgesses slowed down version of All My Loving. T V Carpios version of I Want To Hold Your Hand is also amazingly sweet. The sadness and the effects of the Vietnam War were accurately shown through the characters change in spirit after returning from the war. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who appriciates the effect The Beatles had for their generation and for those to come. Its one of my top ten.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful mixture of music, drama, and visual spectacle! The Beatles songs were brilliantly placed in a non-forced way that completely blew my mind...undoubtedly one of my favorite movies ever.