Across the Universe

2007 PG-13 2h 13m Blu-ray / DVD

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Across the Universe

2007 PG-13 2h 13m Blu-ray / DVD
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In this musical mix of live action and animation featuring songs by the Beatles, Liverpool dock worker Jude falls for Lucy on an excursion to America in the 1960s. But when Lucy's brother is drafted, Jude and Lucy take a stand as anti-war activists.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
Chinese Simplified, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), Thai
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Evan Rachel Wood
  • Jim Sturgess
  • Joe Anderson
  • Dana Fuchs
  • Martin Luther
  • James Urbaniak
  • T.V. Carpio
  • Spencer Liff
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although there's much to like about this Beatles-inspired musical -- it's visionary, it introduces young audiences to iconic songs, and it addresses important social issues -- some of the content is iffy for teens. Characters drink and take drugs without any negative consequences, and there are a few nude scenes (though they're artfully staged and echo the deep love between main characters Lucy and Jude). Still, teens are likely to relate to the film's powerful messages about the importance of friendships and the need to question authority when lives are at stake.

Sexual Content

Artistic scenes show two lovers floating in water, naked and kissing; they're also shown in bed (under the covers), waking up together, and locked in passionate embraces a handful of times (deep French kissing). Two scenes show bare breasts, and men's backsides are visible as well. Passing references to promiscuity.

Violence

Soldiers shoot at others during the Vietnam War; cops shoot at looters and beat protesters (one main character is bloodied); anti-war extremists build bombs; a quarrel between two men turns physical.

Language

Runs the gamut from "bastard" to "s--t" and "f--k."

Social Behavior

Characters plot ways to dodge the draft, sneak into the country illegally, and question the government (though all for reasons they deem noble -- i.e. to stop the Vietnam War). There's kindness between Lucy and Jude, even when they're at odds, and Jude and Max form a very strong and loyal friendship.

Consumerism

The film is inspired by Beatles music. Some labels of alcoholic beverages get screen time.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters smoke pot and use psychedelic drugs. They also drink quite a bit, from beer to hard liquor.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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