Director: Danny Boyle
Writers: Richard Curtis, Jack Barth
Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ed Sheeran, Joel Fry

After a strange event, Jack Malik, a struggling musician, wakes up in a world where the Beatles have never existed. He seems to be the only one to remember the band.

The Beatles, gone?

What if one day to you wake up realizing one of the best bands never existed?

I know I wouldn’t be able to copy them because I won’t remember all the lyrics.

Having a character like Jack Malik that is a musician makes total sense. It’s an excellent premise to see how someone would handle this situation.

And, it’s not like he instantly remembers all the lyrics at once. You see him go through a journey trying to remember the words to the songs he has forgotten. There are so many Beatles songs, to sum up. Not all of them will make it to this movie, obviously.

If you are a fan of “The Beatles,” expect yourself to listen to a lot of songs after the movie. I know I’ve played a Spotify list in my car after watching it. Himesh Patel brings those songs very well, which is risky because of their colossal fame.

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Hey Dude

If you have seen the trailer, you know Ed Sheeran is in this film too.

He plays himself, and he actually has quite a significant role in “Yesterday.” I’m always happy to see him in acting roles like in Game Of Thrones.

Ed Sheeran is the one that launches Jack Malik’s career and is somehow his mentor. The agent of Ed Sheeran is taking on Jack Malik and sets him off to travel to America. They made him a worldwide phenomenon.

Love, family, and friendship

The core of this movie was more about love, family, and friendship.

Ellie was Jack’s friend and manager for all his performances before he became famous. She always supported him in every way, but when Jack became a star, they start to have their struggles.

Jack realizes that combining all the people he loves with the music industry is hard. Plus, the fact that it’s not even his own songs.

The chemistry between him and Ellie works really well.  You can feel the attraction to one another through the screen. Although, it made the movie predictable of what’s to come.

Conclusion

I expected “Yesterday” to be great because of its awesome trailers but ended up to be good. Well, it’s not a bad thing, but I just expected more.

There are some excellent bonds between the characters. It shows us that all we need is love. The message is simple and compelling.

The film is enjoyable, and you are sett for a good time with some Beatles Nostalgia.

3.5 stars