Across The Universe

Synopsis: Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by The Beatles that defined the time.
Director(s): Julie Taymor
Production: Sony
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations.
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133 min

You know? And I'm not here

for your love or your approval.

I'm just here so that we both...

Both know

that the other one exists.

All right.

- Fifteen bucks says you miss this shot.

- Fifty says your sister still marries me.

Yeah, well, maybe.

All right, window. Let's go.

- All right, ladies.

- There you go.

- Ready?

- Yep.




You missed!

- Whatever.

- It was the wind.

- Set me up.

- I believe in you.

You couldn't hit the barn side

of a broad, man. Come on.

There you go.


Oh, yes! Yes! Yes!

- How do you like me now?

- We're gonna get you, asshole!

How do you like me? Go to bed.

Go to bed, you ain't got nothing.

- Yeah, they're going back into...

- They're not going back to bed.

- No, they're not.

- Go, go, go.

Go, go, go.

They went this way. Come on!

Shit, I'm out of shape.

You're the guy who was

asking for the janitor, right?


So, what are you,

like the assistant janitor?

I'm just bunking down here,

you know, temporarily.

- Why?

- Why do you need to know?

You're wanted by the cops, huh?


You know, it looks to me as though

you're the one who's on the run.


Thank you for that, by the way.

What would they have done

if they caught you?

I don't know. Something involving

genitalia and shoe polish.

- Nasty.

- Yeah.

- Where's that accent from?

- Same place as me. Liverpool.

And do you have a name?


- It's Jude.

- Max.

I'm pleased to meet you.

Well, Jude,

as a stranger to our shores...

...the least I can do is offer you

some lvy League hospitality.


Welcome to the nursery.

What would you do

If I sang out of tune

- Thank you.

- Would you stand up

And walk out on me?

- Hey. I'm Chris.

- Lend me your ears

- And I'll sing you a song

- Thanks.

- And I'll try not to sing out of key

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Dick Clement

Dick Clement, OBE (born 5 September 1937) is an English writer known for his writing partnership with Ian La Frenais. They are most famous for television series including The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Porridge, Lovejoy and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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