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Why T&S Likes them » Okay, we know, we know: a movie musical based on the songs of the Beatles, one of the most popular bands in all of pop culture history, is, to say the least, so far from anything even resembling indie, but trust us, the soulful factor far exceeds our standards that we just had to let y’all know about it (as if you didn’t already know).

And yes, it was everything T&S had hoped for and more: Each and every one of the cast members gave stellar performances, the visuals beautifully trippy, and the music, of course, classic.

The cast reflected such a diversity in vocal talent that was really remarkable: Jim Sturgess’ (Jude) voice pulls at the heartstrings throughout the entire film, Dana Fuchs (Sadie) channels Janis Joplin with an unmatched raspy earthiness, Martin Luther (JoJo) sings with such full-bodied warmth, easily the most soulful voice of the cast. It was hard not to be skeptical of Joe Anderson (Max) at first, but as the movie progresses, Joe’s character and performance progresses from kind-of-shallow-party-boy-who-seeks-nothing-but-fun (and a vocal performance that reflects that) to a young-man-war-veteran-who-plays-key-role-in-concluding-the-story (and a vocal performance that reflects that!).

Make sure to check out our favorite picks from the soundtrack below.

The Official Word » “A love story set in the 1960’s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock ‘n roll. Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements with “Dr. Robert” (Bono) and “Mr. Kite” (Eddie Izzard) as their guides.”

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