#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Spain, 1966, a high-school English/Latin teacher, Antonio, drives to Almeria in hopes of meeting his hero, John Lennon. Along the way, Antonio picks up two runaways. The movie title, Living is Easy With Eyes Closed, comes from a line in Lennon’s song Strawberry Fields Forever which he wrote while filming How I Won the War in Almeria.
Plot: Spain, 1966. An English teacher who travels to Almería when he hears that John Lennon is making a film there befriends with a 16-year-old boy who has run away from home and a young girl who also seems to be running away from something.
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A movie with big heart. A joy to watch.
Living is easy with eyes closed.
Living is also easy when you view the world through rose coloured glasses. And whether you’re the type to feel nostalgic about things before they even happen or not, this film takes you on a glorious sepia toned journey to Almeria in the late 1960s. And then makes you wish you were there.
The film follows the plight of the affable, portly protagonist, Antonio and his dream to meet his hero, John Lennon. You see, Antonio is not just a devoted Beatles fan, he’s also a devoted English teacher with the patience of a saint, using The Beatle’s lyrics (hot off the press) to give meaning in his classes. And there are many other saintly and religious themes throughout the film which are especially confronting for the pregnant teenager, Belen, one of the two runaways Antonio picks up en route to Almeria. The other is Juanjo, an almost debilitatingly introverted, artistic youth struggling to please his stern father. This unlikely trio find the ‘help’ they need in the form of one another.
The film perfectly balances moments of melancholy and joy, which is essentially life at its core. And there are nods to Truffaut (I won’t give them away). Spain in the 1960’s was not all free love and liberation. With the threat of the cold war looming and Spain under the tyrannic rule of the Franco regime, this seemingly light-hearted tale is set against the backdrop of a fairly weighty political climate. But don’t think this stands in the way of our characters having some eye watering laughs along the way.
For younger and/or attention deficit viewers there may be parts of the film which feel a little slow, but this is the genius of the pacing. It is a quaint story about little people with big heart, and most importantly the pacing adds to the sense of time and place – an ambling coastal town.
A lovely seaside romp with some fairly lovable characters, ‘Living is easy with eyes closed’ was a joy to watch. An ode to the underdog and the outsider, sure it was ‘feel good’ but what’s so bad about that? And for the record, I would consider marrying Antonio, balding and all. That man has a heart of gold.
Wonderful Movie — Please bring it to release for sale in the USA!
I saw this movie on an international flight with United Airlines from the USA to Germany. In summary, it is a refreshing tale that layers many of life’s lessons into the backdrop of the intrigue of the “mid-early” days of the Beatles — with the focus on John Lennon. The summary plot is of a Spanish school teacher who is teaching English, and who happens to appear to be obsessed with John Lennon, decides to drive to the south of Spain (AWOL from work). On the way, he picks up and ends up somewhat parenting, “life coaching”, and probable saving two run aways, along with himself. As a side note, the two runaways fall in love through a very circuitous route. In the end, Lennon is found, and you need to see the movie for the rest.
I only saw the movie this week and fell in love with it. I wanted to show my family tonight, but found it is not available for sale. OMG!!! That is a travesty…. Someone have the sense to share this post/review and send it to someone who wants to make money from this film. I, for one, would pay to own it. Just after one viewing…!!
Original Language es
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director David Trueba
Writer David Trueba
Actors Javier Cámara, Natalia de Molina, Francesc Colomer
Awards 19 wins & 18 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera ARRI ALEXA Studio
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