Here's an excerpt from a summary on The Internet Movie Database: "An original musical film, Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by The Beatles that defined the time."
The songs sung by the cast (Jim Sturgess & Evan Rachel Woods are so freakin' adorable!) were fantastic with "Hold Me Tight" being my favorite. I'm going to pick up the soundtrack if I can find it locally otherwise it's Amazon for me. This time I'll get the *cough* original copy.
Here's the trailer for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!