Across the Universe (film)

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Across the Universe is a 2007 Academy-award nominated film musical based on The Beatles songbook and set in the 60s England, America, and Vietnam. The love story of Lucy and Jude is intertwined with the anti-war movement and social protests of the 60s.

Directed by Julie Taymor. Written by Julie Taymor, Dick Clement, and Ian La Frenais.
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Jude Feeny

  • If everybody is nobody, then somebody could be anybody.

Max Carrigan

  • Come on, Luce. We've got to do something with him, he's a sailor on leave! He needs a bar, a brawl, and a brothel!


  • JoJo: Music is the only thing that makes sense anymore... play it loud enough and it keeps the demons at bay.
  • Sadie: Well, you seem pretty clean-cut, but then again you could've murdered your granny with a hammer
  • Dr. Robert: We're navigators, we're aviators, eatin' taters, masturbatin' alligators, bombardiers, we got no fears, won't shed no tears, we're pushin' the frontiers of transcendental perception.


Max's Father: Goddammit, Max! Get serious, for once! What are you going to DO with your life?
Max: Why is it always what will I do? "What will he do", "What will he do," "Oh, my god what will he do", Do, do, do, do, do. Why isn't the issue here who I am?
Uncle Teddy: Because, Maxwell, what you do defines who you are.
Max: No, Uncle Teddy, who you are defines what you do, right Jude?
Jude: Surely it's not what you do, but it's the...the way that you do it.

Jude: [to Lucy] My god you... you have perfect teeth. No, no. You do -- they're perfect. You know, people in Liverpool only seldom do. They stick out in all different directions. It's horrible.
Lucy: Haven't you ever heard of braces?
Jude: Yes I have, thank you very much. We use them to keep our trousers up.

Jude: What are you going to do if you don't go back to college?
Max: What any irresponsible, unmotivated, drop-out would do. Go to New York, like tonight.

Sadie: You got a good memory for faces?
Max: Yeah, I think so. Why?
Sadie: There's no mirror in your bathroom.

Sadie: [upon seeing Prudence for the first time] Where'd she come from?
Jude: She came in through the bathroom window.

Max: [walking in and seeing Lucy and Jude in bed together] So that's how it is?
Jude: [They both wake up and Lucy starts laughing a little] Yeah. That's how it is.
Max: Well, speaking as a brother, I think she could do better.
Lucy: Max? Get out!
Max: Well I'm sorry, but, as blissful as you are in the throes of young love, I'm just letting you know I have a date with Uncle Sam.

Army Sergeant: Is there any reason you shouldn't serve in this man's Army?
Max: I'm a cross-dressing homosexual pacifist with a spot on my lung.
Army Sergeant: As long as you don't have flat feet...

Hippie: [after hearing Max wants to avoid the draft] You still have options man.
Max: Yeah, jail or Canada and they both suck. I mean I could never come home, so what is it, it's a choice of a 6x4 cell or an endless wasteland of frozen tundra.
Hippie: Montreal is cool.
Max: Man, they speak French there.
Groupie: So learn French. Learn French or die.

Lucy: I would gladly lay in front of a tank if it would bring back Max and end this war.
Jude: Yeah? Well it wouldn't.

Jude: Where are we going?
Lucy: Out of our minds!
Jude: Where are you taking me?
Lucy: Down the rabbit hole!
Jude: But I wanted to feed the cows!

Lucy: We're in the middle of a revolution Jude. And what are you doing? Doodles and cartoons?
Jude: Well I'm sorry I'm not the man with the mega-phone, but this is what I do.


  • All you need is love.
  • From director Julie Taymor comes the most original, exhilarating, spectacular, groundbreaking motion picture of the year.
  • They lived without rules. They loved without fear. But as the world changed, so did they.
  • Within the lyrics of the world's most famous songs, lives a story that has never been told. Until now.


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