John Lennon's childhood. Liverpool 1955: a smart and troubled 15-year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John: Mimi, the buttoned-up aunt who raised him, and Julia, the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into the new and exciting world of rock 'n' roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney. Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes. But, a resilient young man finds his voice -- and an icon explodes into the world.
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Thomas Sangster, David Morrissey, Anne-Marie Duff, Aaron Johnson
Directed by: Sam Taylor Wood
Written by: Matt Greenhalgh, Julia Baird
Running time: 1hr 37min
Opens: Oct 08, 2010 Limited
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