Nowhere Boy

Overview

The true story of John Lennon's troubled childhood and difficult relationship with his family is brought to the screen in this period drama. Young John Alex Ambrose is a bright but sharp-tongued boy living in the coastal town of Liverpool during the 1950s with his aunt Mimi Kristin Scott Thomas and uncle George David Threlfall. John's father walked out on the family when he was four years old, and the boy was given to Mimi to raise, even though his mother, Julia Anne-Marie Duff, was still alive. While Mimi's ...
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Overview

The true story of John Lennon's troubled childhood and difficult relationship with his family is brought to the screen in this period drama. Young John Alex Ambrose is a bright but sharp-tongued boy living in the coastal town of Liverpool during the 1950s with his aunt Mimi Kristin Scott Thomas and uncle George David Threlfall. John's father walked out on the family when he was four years old, and the boy was given to Mimi to raise, even though his mother, Julia Anne-Marie Duff, was still alive. While Mimi's straight-laced nature runs counter to John's more reckless personality, they clearly love one another and the household is thrown into chaos when George dies suddenly. At the funeral, teenage John now played by Aaron Johnson sees Julia, and learns to his surprise that she lives only a few blocks away from Mimi. John pays her a visit, and Julia gratefully welcomes him back into her life. Julia's personality is a much closer fit to John than Mimi, and she encourages his love for writing and music, teaching him to play the banjo. However, John's renewed relationship with Julia brings up a number of unanswered questions, and causes new tensions between Mimi and John. And as rock & roll becomes the hot new sound of the day, John falls in love with the bold new music and makes a friend who is interested in forming a band, Paul Thomas Brodie Sangster. The first feature film from artist-turned-director Sam Taylor-Wood, Nowhere Boy was the closing night attraction at the 2009 BFI London Film Festival.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes; The making of Nowhere Boy featurette; Nowhere Boy: The untold story of John Lennon and the creation of the Beatles featurette; BD Live
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • UPC: 043396354029
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 10,445

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aaron Taylor-Johnson John, John Lennon
Kristin Scott Thomas Mimi
Thomas Sangster Paul, Paul McCartney
Anne-Marie Duff Julia
David Morrissey Bobby
David Threlfall Uncle George
Josh Bolt Pete
Sam Bell George
Ophelia Lovibond Marie
Kerrie Hayes Marie's Friend
Paul Ritter Pobjoy
Richard Syms Reverend
James Johnson Stan
Alex Ambrose Young John
Angelica Jopling Julia (age 8)
Abby Greenhalgh Jackie (age 6)
Richard Tate Teacher
Andrew Buchan Fishwick
Frazer Bird Len
James Jack Bentham Rod
Jack McElhone Eric
Daniel Ross Nigel
Sam Wilmott Colin
John Collins Ivan
Colin Tierney Alf
Christopher Coghill Cunard Yank
Ben Smith Boy With Knife
Baillie Walsh Postman
Simon Lowe Guitar Shop Guy
Nigel Travis Cavern Bouncer
Lizzie Hopley Café Waitress
Dan Armour Percy Phillips
Technical Credits
Sam Taylor-Wood Director
Charmian Adams Art Director
Robert Bernstein Producer
Les Child Choreography
Julian Day Costumes/Costume Designer
Jon Diamond Executive Producer
Nina Gold Casting
Alison Goldfrapp Score Composer
Matt Greenhalgh Screenwriter
Will Gregory Score Composer
Lisa Gunning Editor
Tim Haslam Executive Producer
Kevin Loader Producer
Seamus Mcgarvey Cinematographer
John Midgley Sound Mixer
Christopher Moll Executive Producer
Ian Neil Musical Direction/Supervision
Alice Normington Production Designer
Alexander Oakley Asst. Director
Douglas Rae Producer
Paul Ritchie Co-producer
Lesley Smith Makeup
Martin Trevis Sound Mixer
Jeremy Woodhead Makeup
Mark Woolley Executive Producer
Jennifer Wynne Production Manager
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