Yesterday – “Beatles Mania”

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 The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent.

Review

“The Chairman” – When you see the name Danny Boyle you expect a certain level of movie making competency. Thankfully “Yesterday “ meets the expectation. It is full of laughs and the most British things. This is a passion project for him. After watching it I can see his rather terse view on the social media culture and the state of pop music.

I do have to say that the actual story here between Jack Malik & Ellie is rather sappy and melodramatic. If they had been the focal point of the movie I would’ve been extremely disappointed. The true star of the movie isn’t just the music, it’s Danny Boyle’s love for The Beatles and the impact they had on him.

No spoilers here, but I wasn’t familiar with the song “Elanor Rigby”. The way the movie tests Jack when he can’t remember the words of the song made me fall in love it. It is so sad, every line telling you a story of loss.

I strongly recommend going to see this movie, take your parents and grandparents with you. 7.5/10

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