• Publication date: August 18, 2015

Across The Universe

Jude, a dockworker and aspiring painter hailing from working-class The Beatles' birthplace of Liverpool, he embarks on a trip to the US to attempts and locate his American dad. There he meets Max, a Princeton dropout who wants to experience the world. When his sister Lucy arrives in New York, sparks fly between her and Jude in this psychedelic tale, both visually and acoustically, of the story of Jude, and the story of the 60s...

Program data

Duration: 135

Production Year: 2007

MBC Max:

December 15, 2015 22:00 (KSA) ~ December 15, 2015 21:00 (CLT)

Using 33 Beatles' songs as a foundation, Julie Taymour takes on a magical mystery tour of both the 60s and their contradictions, as well as Jude's own personal story as he sets out of Liverpool to the US in search of his dad.

Jude (Jim Sturgess), a dockworker and aspiring painter hailing from working-class The Beatles' birthplace of Liverpool, embarks on a trip to the US where he meets Max (Joe Anderson), a Princeton dropout who wants to experience the world. When Max's sister Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) arrives in New York, sparks fly between her and Jude. When Max is drafted to go and fight in the Vietnam War, Lucy joins a militant anti-war group, while Jude tries to 'sing' some sense into her.

In this psychedelic tale, both visually and acoustically, of the story of Jude, and the story of the 60s, prepare to be dazzled, inspired and your breath taken away- all in the name of love. After all, 'All You Need is Love'...

Starring:

  • Jim Sturgess
  • Evan Rachel Wood
  • Joe Anderson
  • Dana Fuchs
  • Martin Luther McCoy
  • T.V. Carpio
  • Bono
  • Eddie Izzard
  • Joe Cocker

Directed by:  Julie Taymour

Rating:  PG-13 for some drug content, nudity, sexuality, violence and language.