Across The Universe: 6 out of 10.
I was at a party recently where a woman was raving about "Across The Universe". We were chatting about music and the role it plays in our lives. "Across The Universe" moved her with music, Beatles music, to be precise.
The premise is kind of neat. A story is told via Beatles songs sung by actors in the film. In practise, however, it's surprisingly boring. The psychedelic feel seems contrived and something in the story is missing. It kept reminding me of those cheesy American Idol spots when the competitors sing a pop song to push Ford products. Just like this.
I thought maybe I was missing the immense joy because I'm a guy, but my wife thought it was pretty boring, too. I don't want to spoil the party, but it's all too much.