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I must preface this review with a quick fact about me - I heart the Beatles. I grew up listening to their music and I know soooo many of their songs off by heart. Lub them!!

Movie description from Yahoo! Movies: A romantic musical told mainly through numerous Beatles songs performed by the characters. A young man from Liverpool comes to America during the Vietnam War to find his father. He winds up in Greenwich Village, where he falls in love with an American girl who has grown up sheltered in the suburbs. Together they experience the sweeping changes of America in the late 60's.
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Martin Luther, Dana Fuchs, Jim Sturgess, T.V. Carpio
Grade: B

The movie description is pretty spot on. The young man from Liverpool is Jude and the young American girl he falls for is Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood). But they meet through Lucy's brother, Max - an ivy league dropout. So Lucy's first boyfriend joins the army and dies right before he's due to come see her again. And then her brother Max eventually gets drafted. So she has some very personal reasons for disliking the Vietnam war - and she gets caught up with an anti-war group. Meanwhile, Jude is an illegal alien and he's making his money through his art. But when Lucy confronts his ideas about the war, things go downhill for them.

But the movie is not just about Lucy and Jude - but they are the central characters. There's Prudence, who's looking for a good woman; Sadie, a talented singer who falls in love with her guitar player who envies her musical success and Max, Lucy's brother.

So it's an interesting story about all these young people in the '60s, and things start off relatively "normal" in the movie. Yeah they break out into song, but things don't go psychedelic until the middle of the movie. But by then it's groovy baby, because everyone was doing it. LOL This is also another long movie, so heads up on that part.

And because Youtube is the greatest, you can go see bits of the movie there. But here's a good scene -at the end of the movie- but really, this was the clincher for me. LOL But you need to see the movie to truly understand why it's the good stuff.

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I keep debating on if I want to watch this movie or not.

You know, I think there is a cirque show in vegas with the beatles songs. Love I think it's called. Girls next door saw it. LOL

LOL I just saw a GND last night that shows them in Vegas. Is this like a two parter? Because they didn't see it. But maybe it was the time they went without Hef?

Why do I care? LOL

If you're in a mellow mood, check this out. You just got to sit back and relax. And Bono has a small part in this movie too.

Hmmm...okay, this doesn't sound bad at all.

In a related news-bit, did you know that Evan Rachel Wood is dating Marilyn Manson?? Ewwwww.

C2-I knew that. It does seem kind of odd. And yeah, eww.

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