A charm-free hero with control issues and a passive, fretful heroine have coy and tediously vanilla pretend-sex. This is meant to be erotic?
Oh, we already know how it ends! John Lennon starts a band and ends up bigger than God. Before that, though… whew. There’s a whole lotta psychosexual stuff packed into Nowhere Boy, the tale of Lennon’s adolescence in Liverpool, which may or may not be true, but it sure makes for a smashing film.
Tomorrow would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. It is a crime against humanity that he is not still with us.
Confused? See, it’s like this: This week we learned that Rachel Weisz will play Jackie Kennedy in an upcoming movie by Darren Aronofsky about the first lady’s life just after her husband’s assassination. And we learned that Robert Pattinson will play Kurt Cobain with Scarlett Johansson as Courtney Love in an upcoming movie from David … more…