The final movie in Mushy Movie Music Month™ is the second Jim Sturgess film on the list. Across the Universe is also the second of three Jim Sturgess films that are in my top ten favorite films of all time. The third is the British horror flick, Heartless, which I really tried to manipulate to get on this list but it just wasn’t feasible. And, I tried! But, I had my own rules to follow so I had to leave it off.
There aren’t words to describe how much I LOVE Across the Universe. Julie Taymor is a creative genius. Based on Beatles songs, the film covers themes of love, war, peace, family, race and politics; with an especially poignant and powerful scene centered around “Let it Be.” Knowing the cast sang all the songs live during filming makes it even better.
I watched this movie, for the first time, with a huge, dumb grin on my face. When Jude starts singing “All You Need Is Love” on the roof, I may or may not have started tearing up. I may have even choked up when Jude choked up seeing Lucy on the adjacent roof.
And, Max singing the line, “she loves you yeah yeah yeah,” always makes me happy.
Being a Beatles fan, and a fan of the entire cast, I can watch this movie over and over and over again.