Backbeat Rating: 15 14+
- 100 mins
Unless you're a serious fan of 60s pop group The Beatles, you probably didn't realise the so-called "Fab Four" actually started out with a fifth member - co-singer John Lennon's art school friend Stuart Sutcliffe. This energetic biopic traces the turbulent relationship between the two men during the band's early days performing in seedy clubs in Hamburg, Germany. Initially best friends, the duo drift apart when Stu falls for photographer Astrid Kirchherr and decides he'd prefer a life with her as a painter rather than being a rock 'n' roll star.