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Hey Beatles fans! Tomorrow afternoon if you see choice and depending on where you live you can walk in to the theater and see Nowhere Boy, a story of an adolescent John Lennon has he kicks starts the worlds greatest rock phenomenon into existence while simultaneously navigating through his to multiuse home life. It’s been already been out in UK for about a year and it’s only just now coming here for the same reason that Google had this is there homepage logo last week. That’s right; it was recently John Lennon 70th birthday so the man is fresh in our minds, no brainer. John Lennon a cultural figure who is contributions to human civilization where as monumentally important as those who say Gandhi or any given resonance painter. This is a guy whose legacy proves that in the end anyway he and spouse were in continue to be actually undeniably bigger than Jesus which can be scientifically proven if one word to examine the trends in Google search traffic. Whether you’re a massive fan or if you think the guys over rated you cannot deny that because of his immeasurable impact on popular culture the guy has now a attained what could only really be describe as god like status. The thing about Nowhere Boy though is that it’s a movie that tries to paint this god like figure as a normal everyday human being which can be dangerous territory. Base on the trailer it seems clear that director Sam Taylor-Wood and writer Matt Greenhalgh intentions are to contribute to the legacy of this man by finally bringing his teenage exploits to life on screen. Clearly the trailer is screening here is life of John Lennon’s formative years. Watch as he meets Paul McCartney for the very first time, this is not just some movie about a kid who is raise by his aunt because his mother gives him up. The kidding question is John Lennon which means that a good chunk of the audience will be watching the film through a lens that won’t be so forgiving it to actual info is tempered with or if any questionable casting decision over made. To make a movie is one thing but to make a movie that supposedly tell us the true story of such a legendary iconic figure that’s how was people the world a holds so dear in there hearts is something else in tires. Now before you run, Nowhere Man current 80% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes down my throat let’s make one thing clear I’m not out to this film I haven’t seen it yet. On the contrary, I am actually really looking forward to it, reviewer seem to be really impress by kick ask as Aaron Johnson as John Lennon and Kristin Scott Thomas as his hard knows Mimi. That’s said however it’s hard for me to take a film like this and face value when imaging in my head of John Lennon is the immortal larger than life fabrication that we see in the hard days night which is an incredible film. And I don’t think I’m alone for a lot of people John Lennon and the Beatles are things that still exist in the back of there head. It’s something that just happen or still seems fresh and I know that he was actually a real life human being with pain and suffering and that he had a story that was interesting enough to be made into a low budget art as film like this one but deep down as the huge Beatles fan that I am already skeptical that a film like this could actually be convincing in the way that it should be which puts the film makers as of this disadvantage. When it comes to the Beatles and John Lennon in film there had been numerous documentaries including the 1700 hour Beatles anthology which if nothing is thorough. Plus as I mention a hard day’s night and other official Beatles film like Help or even Yellow Submarine continue to shape to person who you want John Lennon to be in the minds of fans everywhere. Beyond that any Beatles biopic today including 1994 Back Beat or even 2002 of us remain largely forgotten the fade away mere curiosities or footnotes in the larger scheme of things. I am not saying that this kind of Beatles biopic shouldn’t be made or a bad in anyway. I am just saying that as someone whose life was shape in some small way by the Beatles music and media and I don’t think I’m alone it just kind a hard to imagine someone trying to act like John Lennon other than the man himself. When it happens and when it works it’s incredible. But one here out of place and in this belief creeps back in so here Nowhere Boy as a common as back pocket.