I saw this film about the teenage John Lennon here in Baltimore on Wednesday evening -- it has just been released in the United States although I know it is already on DVD in the UK. I thought it was pretty good, faithful to what I know of Liverpool in the late fifties and early sixties. It is though trashed in the latest issue of The New Yorker by a reviewer, Anthony Lane, who declares that "Even unobsessive Beatles fans will find much to gripe and rail at." I wonder what Yo! forum members felt about the film? As a Beatles fan myself who grew up in the south end of the city in a neighborhood similar to John and who attended to some of the same schools as did Lennon (Dovedale and Quarry) I thought the film did an excellent job of portraying the musician's early years.
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