'Across the Universe' is a true work of art, which maybe comes from a major plot point of the main character being an artist, or just because Julie Taymor created something so visually stunning and moving to the soul. The music of the Beatles is strong within anyone, from the 60s to current day society, and this film blends together the best of their music through a touching love story, war story, and story of the culture of the 60s and hippie and strike culture. Although some of the dance numbers are not natural to the flow of the movie, they are still some of the most intriguing and make for some of the most beautiful moments of the film. The two leads (played by an energetic and beautifully voiced Jim Sturgess and a likable and talented Evan Rachel Wood) really take the audience on their love story and compel us and captivate us and show us the true meaning of love. Love is shown to have its ups and downs, but in the end, "love is all you need." And love is all I have for this film. It's a blend of some of my favorite things: music, romance, and the 1960s. The atmosphere of the 60s sometimes becomes too psychedelic, but that's the point, I guess, for the culture is mostly represented accurately and beautifully through the music and talented work by its actors. 'Across the Universe' will give you the feels, make you happy, and let you embrace such an interesting period of time, and shouldn't go without a viewing or two.