– 3 and a half out of 5 stars 

Nowhere Boy is a biopic about the young John Lennon. Brought up by his uncle and aunt since young, John starts to think about his birth mother after his uncle passed away unexpectedly. When he finally meets her, he is drawn to her free spirit and love for music. He learns to play the banjo and guitar then starts his own band, The Quarrymen and meets future Beatle, Paul McCartney, while on their first gig. Things get complicated when John questions why he was brought up by his aunt, instead of his mother.

I won’t say I’m a Beatles fan and you don’t need to be one to enjoy this movie. The music made by the Quarrymen, or in the case of this movie, sung by the Nowhere Boys, are decent and enjoyable. And you can tell there’s a lot of inner turmoil for young John Lennon, played by Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), as he tries to connect with his birth mother and yet can’t seem to bring himself to forget why he was abandoned in the first place. But I felt how he tried to reunite his aunt and mother was very mature of him and I would say the scene of the three of them sitting down on the beach chairs is one of my favourite scenes.

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