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Film examines formative Lennon years

     Anyone whose image of John Lennon acknowledges only the peaceful, nearly serene man of his later life might well be shocked by the visage of Lennon presented in "Nowhere Boy," the film now playing at the Regal Quaker Crossing.   Sam Taylor-Wood's strong and often disturbing film directed from a screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh, portrays the iconic Beatle as an incredibly gifted but deeply tormented young man torn between love for the mother who gave him up and the aunt who raised him. Behind this essential conflict hide several others, involving abandonment by his father and the premature death of the Uncle who filled the vacant paternal role in his life. Read my full review here. -- Jeff Miers


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