Thursday, January 31, 2008

Movies: Across the Universe

We recently watched the movie, Across the Universe. We were fully prepared to love the film. We enjoy musicals and Beatles songs, and we have quite the tolerance for cheesy-ness. However, even we have to say that we didn't like it near as much as we thought we would.

The musical is built around Beatles songs, a wonderful idea. About ninety minutes into the movie, however, things take a bad turn. The plot disappears and songs are shoved in willy-nilly. We were quite disappointed with the deterioration of the plot. Then the last bit of the movie is good again.

Quick vote: We recommend watching the first ninety minutes or so, and once they start doing all the drugs and tripping out, skip to the last twenty minutes or so.

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