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.
Fifty shades were never came from Nowhere. I was surprised by a good performance from the leading actor too. It is rather 3.5 though but give it 4 for being nothing like the film mentioned above, and I am sorry for this comparison but it is very hard to resist not to ask question "how did that happen?"
I actually loved this film, Im glad this story focused more on the emotional and relationship-py side of his life. The art department and set dressers did an amazing job. LOVED THE PROPS AND COSTUME! Kristin Scott Thomas gives an amazing performance as usual. Although i felt Aaron Taylor-Johnson could have been pushed more in the emotional bits but it worked also loved that cheeky characteristic he gave Lennon.
A fascinating insight into the mind and motivations of one of the all-time greats, simply told and with great performances. However, I'm not sure it would work if you don't have at least a rudimentary understanding of what Lennon and The Beatles became (in the years after the film's narrative ends).
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 +++