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OCT 22, 2010


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'Nowhere Boy'

Why: In a world of biopics devoted to the disingenuous illustration of well-known legends, Sam Taylor-Wood's Nowhere Boy is a rarity: a film about a superstar that forsakes facile summary to illuminate something new. Her film's subject is John Lennon, or, more accurately, the young man who would become John Lennon, as he strives to forge a relationship with the mother who left him. Drained of all winking portent, even scenes of the budding friendship between Lennon and Paul McCartney are affecting. It's a biopic for film lovers as much as fans. (See Movie Times: thestranger.com/film)

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