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The teenage John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) has been living with his straitlaced Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas), only to discover that his biological mother, Julia (Anne-Marie Duff), is raising another family just down the road.

It's a story that could have made for a challenging coming-of-age drama, but Nowhere Boy is a typical BBC4-ish celebrity biopic, without much of the flair you might have hoped for from director Sam Taylor-Wood. Better on TV than at the cinema.

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