Yesterday is a cute, breezy movie infused with the music of The Beatles.
If you’re looking for summer escapism, then look towards Yesterday. It’s a charming movie filled with nonstop Beatles music that overlaps a familiar rom-com storyline. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. So, what does Jack do? Well, he starts by singing The Beatles songs as his originals. This leads Jack to become famous, but in the end, Jack realizes what’s important in his life and that’s Ellie. That’s Yesterday in a nutshell. There’s not much depth too it, but that’s okay.
This is a sweet movie with good Beatles vibes playing throughout the picture. Songs like: Yesterday, Let It Be, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Something, Hey Jude, I Saw Her Standing There, Carry That Weight, Here Comes The Sun, The Long And Winding Road, Help!, She Loves You, A Hard Day’s Night, In My Life, Back In The USSR, All You Need Is Love, and Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da. Written by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually) and directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, and 127 Hours), Yesterday is the feel-good movie of the summer. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last May and has since grossed $128 million worldwide, making it a sleeper hit. If you want an easy rom-com filled with Beatles music, then this is the film for you. Mother-in-law's everywhere will fall in love with Yesterday. Trust me, I guarantee it.
Yesterday is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned). For suggestive content and language.
Directed by Danny Boyle (His safest film to-date)
Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Joel Fry, and Ed Sheeran as himself
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