Aaron Taylor-Johnson träumt als jugendlicher John Lennon im Biopic Nowhere Boy davon, eines Tages als Musiker durchzustarten. Filmbesprechungen, filmpädagogische Begleitmaterialien, News, Termine, Veranstaltungen, Adressen und Links für die schulische und außerschulische. England, Der jährige John Lennon wächst bei seiner Tante Mimi und deren Mann George auf. Tante Mimi hat wenig Verständnis für den rebellierenden Teenager. Auch in der Schule eckt John regelmäßig an. Als John eines Tages den Kontakt zu. <
Nowhere BoyFilm & Serien - Film-Tipp des Tages: Nowhere Boy. Der junge John Lennon wächst bei seiner strengen Tante auf und lernt erst im Alter von 15 Jahren seine. Filmbesprechungen, filmpädagogische Begleitmaterialien, News, Termine, Veranstaltungen, Adressen und Links für die schulische und außerschulische. Aaron Taylor-Johnson träumt als jugendlicher John Lennon im Biopic Nowhere Boy davon, eines Tages als Musiker durchzustarten.
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Start your review of Nowhere Boy. Aug 14, Flemingj rated it it was amazing. I am just floored by this book. I read a lot about refugees and teach a unit on the current crisis to my middleschoolers, but this book is something wholly different.
In the first half, I was so absorbed by the beautiful story of Max and his budding friendship with Ahmed.
In the second half, I was wiping away tears and trying not to rush too fast to find out what happens to not just them, but their friends and families as well.
This book also brings the other side of the refugee crisis to li Wow! This book also brings the other side of the refugee crisis to light.
How does a community absorb an increasingly desperate group of people? How can we help save as many fleeing families as possible and keep everyone safe from terrorism?
What can we do to help both new and old residents of a place feel like they belong as demographics change so rapidly?
The historical background, coupled with recent events also makes it hard to put down. This is genuinely one I can't wait to share with my reading friends and students!
View 2 comments. Ahmed is a year old Syrian boy on a boat with his father, fleeing Aleppo following the bombing of their home, killing the rest of his family.
As the sea gets rough, his father and two others try to swim the boat ashore, drowning in the process. On the precipice of being separated from the Syrian family caring for him in Belgium, he is robbed and abandoned by smugglers.
Miraculously, he finds his way into the basement of an American ex-pat family, where he hides until he is discovered by the t Ahmed is a year old Syrian boy on a boat with his father, fleeing Aleppo following the bombing of their home, killing the rest of his family.
Miraculously, he finds his way into the basement of an American ex-pat family, where he hides until he is discovered by the teenage son, Max.
Max is miserable in Belgium, attending a school where he does not understand much French, and babysat by a biased biddy.
The two form a strong bond, eventually fleeing together to avoid police arrest. I also liked the teenage characters from the school, including the bully and Farah, who help Ahmed, and the local policeman, who grew up in the house being rented by the American family.
This book does a nice job of describing the terrible plight of refugees, who will accept them and at what cost in addition to the rampant fears in Europe an elsewhere of Muslims, who have different and not well understood beliefs.
View 1 comment. Nov 22, Andrew rated it it was ok. The story nowhere boy is kind of like ALWTW. I say this because both stories start off with 2 individual stories, but later on, they merge together to help each other's life.
I think this book is also very emotional because, on one side, it talks about the hardships and struggles of being an immigrant, and especially a Muslim immigrant in Europe and on the other side, it talks about the struggles leaving your school and friends to go to school in a foreign place, while speaking a new language.
I felt like the character was a little bit too selfless and made many bad choices. I also think the author did not do a good job of portraying realistic human traits.
What I'm saying is, I don't feel like the character is realistic and or does not make realistic decisions. The character has no reaction when seeing a refugee bigger than him living in the basement of their house.
He simply just lets the refugee stay in their house. That is a very unrealistic decision. A realistic person would have screamed or told their parents.
Also, after the refugee is going to leave their house, the boy still wants to follow him, risking his own life and the refugees live, without helping.
He runs away from home with a refugee, and they board a train going hours away from their home. I find this really annoying because who in the right mind would run away from home, violate country laws, escape from the whole country's police, almost get killed, just to accompany a refugee to find the refugee's parent?
While I do agree that being kind and having empathy for others is good, I feel the choices the main character makes is not realistic. This story of 14 year old Ahmed will win your heart as you root for him to triumph over constant adversities.
He is a Syrian Muslim refugee that falls off a swamped boat as the book begins. He and his father escape Syria after losing most of their family to bombing at home.
But Ahmed even loses his dad to the sea during the escape. We hear of crowded refugee camps where conditions make Ahmed flee again.
This adventure does not end until the last page of the book. The real-world feelings in Europe This story of 14 year old Ahmed will win your heart as you root for him to triumph over constant adversities.
The real-world feelings in Europe are spoken about, where the people understand they should help, but there are radicals being recruited among these lost refugees that might not always be best for the host country.
What a great book for the early teens or younger to get hooked on. I qualify as an adult, and I was hooked too. You feel the positive energy, yet you are worried at every exploit that Ahmed goes through.
The power of friendship and youthful non-prejudice is heartwarming to read. Aug 20, Karma rated it it was amazing. I want every person, young and old, to read this book.
I will definitely share it with my seventh-grade students and my son. I hope others will too. Jan 14, Maddy C rated it it was amazing.
The book was really good and well written. I definitely recommend this book if people like thrilling stories of two peoples lives both sad and thrilling.
May 16, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. Marsh weaves a true story of WW2 heroism into a fictitious account of an American expatriate living in Brussels.
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Rate This. A chronicle of John Lennon 's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson as Sam Taylor-Wood. Writer: Matt Greenhalgh screenplay. Available on Amazon. Added to Watchlist. From metacritic.
When Julia is hit and killed by a car, however, John is consumed by an anger that he cannot overcome. Two years later, he asks Mimi for his passport so that he can travel to Hamburg with his newly formed band, The Beatles.
Mimi asks John to call her as soon as he arrives in Hamburg. The film ends with the caption, "John phoned Mimi as soon as he arrived in Hamburg It was shot on location in Liverpool , the last house on the right at the end of Sussex Road in Ickenham, Middlesex and at Ealing Studios in West London.
Following the announcement of the film, initial media accounts indicated that it would be based on the book Imagine This: Growing Up With My Brother John Lennon by Lennon's half sister Julia Baird.
The director consulted both Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono about the script, with both firmly correcting the depiction of Mimi to be less strict and more loving of John.
The film premiered in the UK on 26 December HanWay Films represented worldwide sales. Distributor Icon Entertainment International took the rights for the United Kingdom and Australia.
Mars Distribution acquired the rights for France. The film had its world premiere on 29 October at the closing night of the London Film Festival.
The film has received mostly positive reviews from film critics. The site's critical consensus of the film is: "Don't expect any musical insights, but this look at John Lennon's early life benefits from its restrained, low-key approach and some fine acting from Aaron Johnson.
Nowhere Boy was nominated for four British Academy Film Awards : Outstanding British Film, Best Supporting Actress one each for Anne-Marie Duff and Kristin Scott Thomas , and Outstanding Debut by a British director Sam Taylor-Wood.
The soundtrack features several of the songs played by The Quarrymen at the time depicted in the film. New recordings were made featuring performances by Johnson and the Nowhere Boys.
Disc 1 contains songs featured in the film, and Disc 2 is made up of rock and roll classics that inspired the film and Lennon himself.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the television series, see Nowhere Boys. Robert Bernstein Douglas Rae. Aaron Johnson Anne-Marie Duff Kristin Scott Thomas David Threlfall Thomas Sangster David Morrissey.
Ecosse Films Film4 HanWay Films UK Film Council. Release date. Running time. Aaron Johnson as John Lennon Kristin Scott Thomas as Mimi Smith Anne-Marie Duff as Julia Lennon Thomas Sangster as Paul McCartney Sam Bell as George Harrison David Threlfall as George Toogood Smith Josh Bolt as Pete Shotton Ophelia Lovibond as Maria Kennedy James Michael Johnson as Stan Parkes Angelica Jopling as Julia Baird Jessie Phoenix Jopling as Jacqueline "Jackie" Dykins David Morrissey as Bobby Dykins Andrew Buchan as Michael Fishwick James Jack Bentham as Rod Davis Jack McElhone as Eric Griffiths Sam Wilmott as Colin Hanton Christian Bird as Jimmy Tarbuck Colin Tierney as Alf Lennon Paul Ritter as John's headmaster.
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Just as complimentary to the capturing of this late s, early rock 'n' roll era is, of course, the soundtrack, which isn't played up too much, and never turns in especially strong or delightfully new tunes Jeez, I'm sorry to cramp your style, wild children, but how many more coming-of-age films set between the late '50s and early '60s are we going to get with Jerry Lee Lewis' version of "Wild One"?
As a heartfelt tribute to the rock 'n' roll world of a spirited young man's interpretation of the late s, the film is nothing short of a considerable success, whose cleverly subtle touches go a long way in transporting to this time with an immersive inspiration that I wish I could say is applied to more than just setting establishment, yet can be found in glimpses within the telling of a story that deserves to be well-told.
There's only so much meat to play up within this story of John Lennon's coming of age, but there's certainly a lot of heart, from which heights in dramatic punch can indeed be found, so while this story concept isn't so strong that it would be difficult to shake thorough compellingness, there is plenty of potential, quite a bit of which is pretty well-explored by Matt Greenhalgh, whose script carries a charming wit that director and then-future Mrs.
Aaron Johnson No, as in his wife, not his mom , Sam Taylor-Wood, captures with a generally lively atmosphere whose more potent spots are bound to move.
As a drama, when the film picks up as a heartfelt study upon the layered prelude to Lennon's maturity as both a musical legend and person, it's very compelling, and while those moments are limited in their quantity, they cannot be taken away from the final product, whose liveliness is enough to keep up firm decency, at when anchored by the performances.
With the occasional dramatic heights come extensive acting material, so, on the whole, there's not much that's outstanding about the acting, but most every one delivers to one degree or another, with Anne-Marie Duff, or as I prefer to call her, - because of the catchiness - Anne-Marie McAvoy Man, there are quite a few cougars involved in this film , capturing the spirited, yet somewhat layered depths of an overly lenient and secretly guilty mother reunited with her long-lost son, as surely as Kristin Scott Thomas convinces as John Lennon's stern and disapproving, but understandably concerned aunt guardian, while leading man Aaron Johnson carries the final product, transforming into Lennon with charm, subtle dramatic range and layers that capture sometimes profound human depths through all of the rebellion and ambition that defines Lennon's youth.
If there are compelling moments in this film, then Johnson is typically their driving force, having revelatory moments that aren't abundant enough to make a great performance, but certainly go into making a worthy lead for this film, which could have hit harder, - as reflected by the heights' hitting pretty hard - but has enough endearing heart, entertainment value and range to keep you going.
When the trail to nowhere has been passed, the final product's full potential goes left behind, while bland spots, repetitiously bloated storytelling with limited focus, and dramatic underexploration that emphasizes natural shortcomings ignite an underwhelmingness that is still challenged enough by a look that is both handsome - thanks in part to Seamus McGarvey's cinematography - and joins a colorful soundtrack in capturing the setting, while the heart of an interesting story concept is brought to life enough by clever writing, liveliness within a directorial performance that tosses in the occasional emotionally resonant moment, and strong acting - particularly by leading man Aaron Johnson - to make "Nowhere Boy" a charming and sometimes moving study on the late, great John Lennon's deeply layered coming of age.
Cameron J Super Reviewer. May 20, Young John Lennon is torn between his mercurial biological mother and his stuffy aunt.
The only thing I learned from this film is that John Lennon was once a real prick. The movie goes to great lengths to convince us that his upbringing produced his frustration, but Lennon's reactions to his troubled circumstances seem over-the-top, and we're not given many reasons to find him interesting.
The plot languishes in exposition, and the final reveals about Julia's history don't surprise any discerning audience.
Kristin Scott Thomas can do anything, and she gives a fantastic performance, but Aaron Johnson plays youthful angst with all the brattiness of a misbehaving kid at Wal Mart.
I suppose that a more traditional biopic, with an older Lennon reminiscing on the travails of his life, might have been more compelling, and perhaps Beatles fans fill in this "front-story," but I judge a film based more on what is on the screen rather than context.
Overall, there is nothing new about this story for most people, but perhaps a cadre of Beatles fans will find Lennon's history interesting.
Jim H Super Reviewer. Mar 31, Good performance by Aaron Johnson - capturing the Lennon spirit without really looking like him at all - and, of course , a great one from Kristin Scott Thomas, but otherwise, the film's rather dull.
It's almost too thorough, and it comes out more precious and hero-worshipping than it does hard-hitting. Lennon's boyhood doesn't seem so tough, frankly, and unlike a lot of great musician biopics, we don't see the life channel into the music; we come to understand more about the man, but not much more about his art.
The result? A fairly boring letdown. Daniel P Super Reviewer. See all Audience reviews. John: Could you sign this, please?
Mimi: Where do I sign? John: Where it says "parent or guardian". Mimi: But which am I? John: Both. John: I'll call you when I get to Hamburgo, ok?
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