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Plot: Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.
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I really enjoyed this movie. Right out of the gate, you must accept that it is a fantasy rather than science-fiction, because the latter genre usually tries to give some sort of explanation for why something happens, but here we just take it as it is.
The dialogue is mostly witty and fun, and the characters got my sympathy. I had a slight problem with the two lead characters having always been platonic, as it was never fully explained why that was. But I was able to put that aside. Plus I really liked seeing the third lead character, the Mini Cooper (okay, yes, I have owned one for nearly twenty years).
Part of the ending could be considered predictable, and part of it was, but another piece of the conclusion astonished me in its originality, so it worked for me. One interesting subplot revolved around a couple of people who shared the knowledge about the Beatles that drives the story, and I was surprised and pleased at how they resolved that subplot.
And yes, to deal with the elephant in the room, most of the songs presented in the movie were better when the Beatles performed them, but isn’t that the point? I had no problem setting that fact aside and enjoying this harmless and entertaining film. Oh, and I appreciate what a good sport Ed Sheeran is in this movie, allowing the lead character to more or less beat him in a songwriting contest (though of course Ed really won). In this movie, everybody wins (Well, except of course for the fictional Beatles, unless you can imagine they would prefer where the fantay lands them.)
‘Yesterday’ takes its genius idea and unfortunately turns it into a generic film. Both director Danny Boyle and writer Richard Curtis have proven their creativity before, but here it’s just wasted along with everything else.
– Chris dos Santos
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Troubles seemed far away after watching
There were three main reasons really in seeing ‘Yesterday’. The alternative world scenario sounded truly fascinating, one of the most fascinating concepts in recent years to me and a refreshing change from the remakes and sequels constantly made today. Like to love a lot of Danny Boyle’s previous films and find him a talented director. The Beatles are not all time favourites but do appreciate him highly, understand their influence in music and like a lot of their songs a lot.
While it could have done more with its concept, ‘Yesterday’ turned out to still be entertaining and charming that put me and my sister in an uplifting mood leaving the cinema. Had not had an easy day, or week even, up to seeing the film, so ‘Yesterday’ was a much needed and appreciated antidote. As far as films released in 2019 go, it is neither one of the best or worst in a hit and miss year and somewhere around solid middle if having to rank.
‘Yesterday’ is a slick looking film, not exemplary but never cheap. Lily James looks great and the camera clearly loves her. The music of course is fantastic, it is The Beatles after all, with some of their greatest hits exuberantly performed, making one want to sing along regardless of whether they know all the words or not. “Hey Jude” is one of the most memorable examples. The script balances amusing comedy and never over-sentimental drama without making it too cartoonish or mawkish (well mostly).
Story-wise, ‘Yesterday’ captures the feel-good spirit affectionately and the portrayal of the music industry was fun and didn’t get over the top. The John Lennon bit is a highlight. Boyle has done better and more inspired direction, but still directs at a crisp pace and balances things quite well. The performances are good, a truly charming James coming off best. Himesh Patel has come on a long way since ‘EastEnders’ while Kate McKinnon is riotous in the manager role.
On the other viewpoint, the concept was so fascinating and while it is always engaging the story is predictable and a bit too ordinary. Especially the final third, which is pretty much exactly as one would expect.
Ed Sheeran’s “extended cameo” for my tastes was rather puzzling and didn’t seem to gel with everything else.
All that aside, it was an enjoyable film on the whole and worth seeing. 7/10
“Well, I’ll bet you I’m gonna be a big star”.
There are some movies that when released simply don’t need a big marketing campaign. Just a few words of description of the plot are enough to put it on your “must see” list: “A struggling musician has a cycling accident during a freak global blackout and wakes to a world where noone other than him remembers the Beatles or any of their songs.” When I heard this I said to myself “yes, Yes, YES”! But would it live up to my expectations?
This is a Richard Curtis penned film, and that’s immediately enough to put a tranche of movie-goers off. All his movies have an accent on the uplifting, the positive and/or the whimsical, and I can understand why that winds some people up. If “Richard-Curtissy” was an adjective, and I think it should be, many of these films can be so classified.
Here, although again very Richard-Curtissy, I think he gets the mixture JUST RIGHT…. “Yesterday”, for me, was a complete joy from beginning to end.
I imagine Curtis getting this story from a rowdy dinner party round his gaff. He asks his guests, over the third bottle of dessert wine, to play a wild and fantastical “what if” game (in pursuit of the “very good” spare brownie of course). At this particular event, I guess it was co-story-author Jack Barth (in his movie-writing debut) that made the successful attempt to “hog the brownie”. For the premise of “Yesterday” is quite brilliant, whilst at the same time being utterly bonkers too!
That being said, the story is not completely original. I thought there were many similarities to the Ricky Gervais vehicle of 2009, “The Invention of Lying”, where Gervais alone finds he suddenly has the ability to tell lies, and finds ill-gotten fortune and fame as a result. Much like that earlier film, much of the joy here is in the recognition of the gift given and the dawning realisation of what this might actually mean to him. As such, I found the first half of the film a lot more enjoyable than the second.
The conundrum facing Jack is to remeber all of the Beatles songs and their lyrics (without having Google as a reference), and much fun is had with him stumbling into situations that suddenly remind him of a new track or a particular snatch of lyric.
There is of course an obvious explanation for the whacky storyline, since the hero has received a potentially serious head injury. But would the film go there? (No spoilers here).
Himesh Patel is from TV’s “Eastenders” but here makes his movie debut. He is perfectly cast as Jack Malik: in the film, he’s a name about to rise from utter obscurity as a Lowestoft retail assistant to global superstardom. Patel is charming and believable as he squirms with his conscience. A surprising and touching beach scene in the final reel of the film is exquisitely acted.
The ever-watchable and utterly gorgeous Lily James here goes brunette: she was actually unrecognisable to me from both the trailer and the poster! Here she makes a very believable high-school teacher with a side-line in management and roadie-ing.
I found Ed Sheeran’s cameo in “Bridget Jones Baby” to be excruciating! But here, in what is quite an extensive part, he is much, much better. I think he’s been getting lessons.
One of the slight disappointments with the film is that it is a Danny Boyle film that doesn’t FEEL like a Danny Boyle film. Aside from some inventive on-screen titles, I didn’t detect much of the stylisation that I would expect from one of his films. Yes, there are occasional flashes of genius – for example, the scenes where Malik is desperately trying to remember the lyrics of Eleanor Rigby, and those of him watching, big screen, his own social-media led rise to super stardom. But otherwise, the visuals and storyline are pretty linear in nature.
Although there are cloyingly gooey bits of this film, the element that weaves it all together – such that “all is forgiven” in my book – is the magical music and lyrics of McCartney, Lennon and Harrison.
Was there a better year to be born that 1961? (Well, possibly the mid- to late- 50’s so you were old enough to remember more of it). But although only a child aged between two and nine during their album releases, I felt the benefit of three older siblings who WERE able to fully embrace Beatlemania. And the film delights with its modern day recreations of the classic tracks and, as already mentioned, Himesh Patel belts them out wonderfully (especially, I thought, with “Help!”).
I can’t not give this one 10 stars. I simply loved it, and can’t wait for its general release (in the UK, on June 28th 2019) so I can go and love it all over again. Is it technically a 10-star film? Possibly not, but sometimes you just have to go with the way a film makes you feel, not just as you walk, whistling, out of the cinema but for the whole of the next 48 hours and (I suspect) longer. In summary, he loves it. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeeeeeaaaaaah”.
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Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Director Danny Boyle
Writer Richard Curtis (screenplay by), Jack Barth (story by), Richard Curtis (story by)
Actors Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell
Country UK, China, Japan, USA
Awards 1 win & 15 nominations.
Production Company Working Title Films, Etalon Film, Decibel Films
Sound Mix D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (Dolby Surround 5.1) (downmixed), Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera RED Weapon 8K, Panavision Primo Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW (8K)
Cinematographic Process CGS (CGS version), Digital Intermediate, Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Redcode RAW (8K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema (Digital Cinema Package DCP) (also Dolby Atmos version), DCP (CGS version) (also Dolby Atmos version), DCP (Dolby Vision + Atmos)