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Nowhere Boy

(UK/Canada, 2009)

The boy is John Lennon, and this is the story of the formation and early days of the Beatles. Or I wish it was. It does cover that, but spends entirely too much time on his relationship to his Mum who abandoned him and his Auntie Mimi, who raised him. This is interesting, though I’m often dubious about such depictions, feeling they are probably grossly simplified. The parts that fascinated me were when he met McCartney and Harrison, and seeing the recreation of the first public performance of the skiffle band the Quarrymen. What I’d like to see now is Part Two, maybe concentrating more on Paul or George. Title? Maybe Come together?