Nowhere Boy – A Film About John Lennon

I went to the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville last night for the 10:10 showing of Nowhere Boy, a pre-Beatles John Lennon biopic. It was wonderful.

Having spent a considerable amount of time this past week reflecting on Lennon, in light of the thirtieth anniversary of his horrific death, it felt an appropriate way to bring the week to a close.

The earlier portion of John’s life does not receive considerable attention, but is worth a second look. Not just because he is one of the most important figures in the history of all music and entertainment, but because of how it shaped him. The awkward and strained relationship between John, his (Aunt) Mimi and his mother Julia is significant. This film brings all of those dynamics to life in a way that has been validated by John’s closest friends, including the original members of The Quarrymen, Yoko and Paul. Read some of their thoughts here.

If you are interested in John Lennon and/or The Beatles at any level of significance, this film is worth your 98 minutes.

 

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