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Nowhere Boy


Genre: Dramas
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood - Director
Theatrical Release: 2009
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 98 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: English

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Imagine...John Lennon's childhood. Liverpool, 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen-year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John (Aaron Johnson): Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas), the buttoned-up aunt who raised him, and Julia (Anne-Marie Duff), the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into the new and exciting world of rock 'n' roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney (Thomas Brodie Sangster). Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes. But a resilient young man finds his voice - and an icon explodes into the world.


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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cast & Crew
Seamus McGarvey - Director of Photography
Simon Chase -
Sam Taylor-Wood - Director
Matt Greenhalgh - Screenwriter, CONTROL
Julia Baird -
David Morrissey - BRITISH ACTOR
Kristin Scott Thomas - British actress
David Threlfall - British Actor
Anne-Marie Duff - Actress
Ophelia Lovibond -
Aaron Johnson - Actor, SHANGHAI KNIGHTS (2003)
Thomas Sangster - Actor, BOBBIE'S GIRL (2002)
Dan Armour -
James Johnson - Actor
Baillie Walsh - Director, OASIS - LORD DON'T SLOW ME DOWN (2007)
Richard Tate -
Simon Lowe - Actor
Christopher Coghill -
Ophelia Lovibond -
Colin Tierney -
Jack McElhone - Actor, YOUNG ADAM (2003)
John Collins - Actor
Paul Ritter -
Andrew Buchan -
Daniel Ross - Actor
Kerrie Hayes - British Actress
Sam Bell -
Josh Bolt -
Alex Ambrose -
Angelica Jopling -
Abby Greenhalgh -
Frazer Bird -
James Jack Bentham -
Sam Wilmott -
Ben Smith - Actor, ;
Nigel Travis -
Lizzie Hopley -
Barbara Herman-Skelding -
Louise Seymour -
Lesley Smith -
Lesley Smith -
Les Child -
Alexander Oakley -
Simon Chase -
Paul Mooney - Hair Styles
Jennifer Wynne -
Will Gregory - Ngt Composer/Songwriter
LipSync Post -
Richard Syms -
Jeremy Woodhead -
Jeremy Woodhead -
Goldfrapp - Rock Band
Ian Neil - Music supervisor, JOE STRUMMER