3/4

Yesterday [2019] ★★★

I don’t know how I missed out on this gem of a movie upon its release, but now that I’ve seen it, I cannot but recommend it, especially if you’re a fan of The Beatles. “Yesterday”, written by Richard Curtis and directed with a keen eye for detail by Danny Boyle, is a film that basically explores a world where The Beatles do not exist. They exist, at first, but following a global blackout, people do not seem to remember them. Here’s the twist: only one guy (played by Himesh Patel) seems to remember who they are, a struggling musician who takes advantage of the situation. It’s a bizarre premise, I know, but once you suspend disbelief and accept what this movie has to offer, you’ll have a good time with it. It doesn’t always stay on track, and I wish it had more surprises up its sleeve, but for what it’s worth, it’s a unique premise and everyone seems to be having a great time with it. Director Danny Boyle injects his film with classic songs that everyone will embrace with open arms, and look out for a poignant scene towards the end that fans of The Beatles will especially enjoy. I can’t think of a better way to honor one of the most influential musicians of all time.

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  1. We really, really looked forward to seeing this movie, because the wife is a huge Beatles fan. The music did not disappoint, but the movie fell flat, despite an inventive premise.

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