Director: Julie Taymor
Writer: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Max Carrigan, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs
Released: November 1, 2007
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 133 minutes
Story: At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, "Across the Universe" is a groundbreaking movie musical, springing from the imagination of renowned writer-director Julie Taymor (Frida, Titus, and the Broadway smash hit musical "The Lion King") and writers Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais (The Commitments), that brings together an original story and 33 revolutionary songs, including "Hey Jude," "I Am the Walrus," and "All You Need is Love", that defined a generation.

Taymor says, "The idea was to create an original musical using only the songs of the Beatles."

A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, the film moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers, Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with "Dr. Robert" (Bono) and "Mr. Kite" (Eddie Izzard) as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy -- against all odds -- to find their own way back to each other.
Evan Rachel Wood Lucy
Jim Sturgess Jude
Joe Anderson Max Carrigan
Dana Fuchs Sadie
Martin Luther McCoy JoJo
T.V. Carpio Prudence
Spencer Liff Daniel
Lisa Hogg Jude's Liverpool Girlfriend
Nicholas Lumley Cyril
Michael Ryan Phil
Angela Mounsey Jude's Mother (Martha)
Erin Elliott Cheer Coach
Robert Clohessy Jude's Father
Curtis Holbrook Dorm Buddy
John Jeffrey Martin Dorm Buddy
Matt Caplan Dorm Buddy
Timothy R. Boyce Jr Jock
Aisha De Haas Tavern Waitress
Ellen Hornberger Lucy's Sister (Julia)
Amanda Cole Emily
Danya Taymor High School Girlfriend
Linda Emond Lucy's Mother
Carol Woods Gospel Singer
Elain Graham Jo-Jo's mother
Joe Cocker Bum / Pimp / Mad Hippie
Jeanine Serralles Dani
Daniel Stewart Sherman Cop at Wharf Warehouse
Bono Dr. Robert
Eddie Izzard Mr. Kite