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Still shot from the movie: Across the Universe.

Across the Universe

Flower power blooms in this movie musical about Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), two lovers caught up in the 1960s' Cultural Revolution and protesting the Vietnam War. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 133
Theater Release: 18 Oct 2007
Video Release: 04 Feb 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

As an illegal immigrant on American soil, Jude doesn’t feel the same passion for the anti-war movement as his friends. Why does he feel he doesn’t have a cause for which to fight? How does his personal experience with the aftermath of war differ from the other characters?

Does this film’s artistic depiction of war, illegal drug use and riots lessen or increase the impact of these acts? How does the music influence the portrayal of these events?

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