Nowhere Boy (2009) Film Review


A teenage John Lennon, pre-Beatles, lives with his aunt, gets in trouble a lot and tries to resolve his relationship with his mother. He also discovers music, forms a band and meets Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

I quite like the Beatles. I knew a bit about John Lennon’s early life, but not a lot. I have no idea how accurately this depicts his life and relationships, but I found it a bit boring. The relationship between John and his mum seemed a bit creepy and the background music was ever-present, quite dominating and not that great, which is disappointing when it is a film about one of the greatest composers of his generation.