Across the Universe (film)/YMMV

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  • Non Sequitur Scene/Disney Acid Sequence - Some of the musical sequences are... odder than the others.
    • The only reason for 'Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite' is Eddie Izzard. Oh, and to illustrate what happens when you drop acid.
    • Around the time Max gets enlisted, the plot takes a backseat. It's easier to think of the movie as a series of connected music videos than a story.
  • Covered Up - Who aside from hardcore Beatles fans had heard Hold Me Tight before this movie came out?
    • The movie's arrangement of With a Little Help From My Friends starts out aping the Beatles', but shifts halfway through to the immensely more popular Joe Cocker version.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome - Say what you will about the plot, but The Beatles covers in the film are impressive.
  • Domestic Abuser: The guy Prudence was living with when she first got to the Village.
  • MST3K Mantra - Mr. Kite spells it out himself in his sequence.
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"It's a lot of explanation, kids, but don't worry about it. Just tune in, turn off, drop out, drop in, switch off, switch on and explode."

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  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The army segment of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)".
    • Naked Vietnamese women who do a weird kind of gymnastic dance thing while standing in water about three feet deep, presumably near a beach...and then fall over dead for no apparent reason. Then we're treated to a lovely shot of dead naked bodies with water washing over them.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The little boy's funeral. Buckets. All of "Let It Be".
    • Max's homecoming.
  • The Woobie: Pretty much everyone.
    • Special mention goes to Prudence

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