Across the Universe

All you need is love.

Of course, having a deep, burning appreciation for cinematic cheesiness doesn’t hurt, either.

Look, no one — well, at least not me — is going to claim this is some kind of deep, introspective look at life.

It is what it is, a really well-done jukebox musical, with director Julie Taymor splashing funky images across the screen while the music of The Beatles does the heavy lifting.

Light and fluffy comfort food for the soul, it goes down easy, and is essentially a two-hour-plus music video.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

 

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