Imagine John Lennon’s childhood. A spirited teenager growing up in the shattered city of Liverpool. Two extraordinary sisters tussle for his love – Mimi, the formidable aunt who raised him from the age of 5, and Julia, the spirited mother who gave him up to Mimi’s care.
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This film's an interesting insight into John Lennon's past to see what made him the man he was. Brilliant acting from the casts especially from Aaron Johnson of his remarkable performance portraying John Lennon. The mood of the film brings the combination of both inspiration and depression. But I wonder, however, whether the story would still be interesting if the subject had been "John Nobody"? hmmm..
An entertaining coming of age drama,one that would touch you even if it were not about John Lennon.Compelling portrayal of his development,the influence of his mother and aunt,and life in Liverpool in the 50's and 60's.
Wonderful performance by Aaron Johnson and the supporting cast.
I was brought up just a few miles down the East Lancs Road in a suburb of Manchester at around the same time in the late 50's.The school blazers with the crest on the pocket a god remkinder of the times - a Liver Bird on John's,a Blue Owl on mine - sapere aude.
Brought back a lot of memories."Mendips " was a posh house for those times - a panelled hall.
Good film evocative of the times +++
I really didn't like this. The character is intensely unlikable but we're meant to revel in his selfishness and vanity. The acting felt off-kilter to me, and I struggled to invest in any of the scenes in front of me.
This film is annoyingly unmusical. I enjoyed it, but I feel as though it doesn't quite work because of its biographical nature. It is always hinting at something more but never quite reaches it, and Aaron Johnson is good but not spectacular.
The film just needed a splash more music to make it memorable, the music scenes are a bit flat. A good film, worth watching, not something I will think of regularly.