Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam war Across The Universe uses Beatles songs to tell its story of young working class Liverpool lad called Jude (Jim Sturgess) who falls in love with American teenager Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood).
The cast perform over 30 Beatles songs each woven into the story and characters. Its a cast of mostly unknowns although there are cameos from Bono and Eddie Izzard.
Jim Sturgess does a great job in the leading role while Evan Rachel Wood proves that she has a very strong singing voice.
Unfortunately the movie was a little too sweet for my taste and I never found myself involved in the characters or their stories.
The Blu-Ray transfer looks great and anyone who likes Beatles music will get a kick out of this but its not as good as I had hoped.