Nowhere Boy 5 July 11
Categories: dvd / Film
Biographical films are usually terrible — a parade of badly made-up actors selected for their strange similarity to the famous persons they should be portraying.
In the case of this film, Aaron Johnson does have a touching resemblance to John Lennon. The makeup and production design was restrained and natural, and the direction of the film is subtle and evocative. Its light feels like Liverpool, though I have only been there once.
Something else which is good, and is being held in John Lennon’s orbit.
Nice to see that Yoko Ono approved:
Based on the memoir of Lennon’s half-sister:
- Title: Nowhere Boy
- Directed by: Sam Taylor-Wood
- Writing credits: Matt Greenhalgh, memoir: Julia Baird
- Starring: Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff
- Year: 2009