Jude leaves Liverpool and comes to America to try to find his G.I. father that he has never met. He finds his father at Princeton University, and also meets Max and his sister, Lucy. Lucy has lost her boyfriend Daniel in the Vietnam War, and after spending time around Jude, the two begin a relationship. Jude and Lucy's relationship becomes strained after she becomes involved with the anti-war movement. After Jude is caught up in a protest and is found to be in the United States illegally, he is deported back to England. After hearing a report that Lucy may be dead, Jude must find a way to legally return to the United States.
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Best part of story, including ending:
I really enjoyed this story because it realistically captures the Vietnam war era. The film also tells a compelling story of a young man and the changes that he goes through after leaving home and finding new friends and love.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene is the final one, where the characters are reunited on the rooftop building and sing The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love." Not only does it provide a nice ending to the film, it's also an homage to the Beatles' rooftop concert from 1969. The homage is rather appropriate, since the film is based around the music catalog of The Beatles.