5 months ago
The dedication to the idea of The Beatles only being known by one person is fully embraced in all of its absurdity and done very well, however, the writing for the majority of the film is pretty rough. I was never super attached to characters and the sound balancing was pretty rough. All around, this is simply a mediocre film that I wouldn’t recommend.
7 months ago
Thursday night's movie was Yesterday starring Himesh Patel and Lily James, and directed by Danny Boyle.
The movie starts out with musician Jack doubting his musical career as no one really is into his music. He decides to end his career and return to teaching. As he is riding his bike home after his last ever gig, there is a world wide power outage, and during the 12 seconds of darkness, Jack is hit by a bus and knocked unconscious.
Jack wakes up in the hospital missing two teeth but is visited by his manager Ellie. She tells him what happened the night of his accident. When he is released from the hospital, Ellie and his friends throw him a party and buy him a new guitar as his old one was ruined in the accident.
They ask him to play something on his new guitar. He decides to play a few bars of The Beatles classic Yesterday.......and everyone asks when he wrote it. He is dumbfounded by their response. No one has heard of The Beatles.
Yes, somehow, during the blackout, The Beatles have ceased to exist, along with a few other things. Absolutely no one knows who John, Paul, George, and Ringo are. And Jack sees an opportunity. And runs with it.
The movie is getting mixed reviews but I quite enjoyed it. It's not really a musical, but the music of The Beatles plays throughout. It's more like a celebration of their music than anything else.
You may think you know how the movie is going to end...but you may be wrong. And there is one scene towards the end that made me tear up a bit. It's quite amazing.
It's a sweet, little, funny, heartwarming film about the world discovering some of the world's greatest songs.....that they have never heard.
Recommended for anyone who grew up listening to the Fab Four.
The concept has a lot of potential but could have been executed a lot better. It’s great casual watching, the same tone as loads of classic British rom-coms, brilliantly charming, comforting and funny. A few plot holes, and maybe it was trying to do too much for what it was without fleshing out some of those things properly.
1 year ago
Loved this so much!!!! A classic love story with Beatles songs throughout and some stellar British humour. Very ‘Love Actually’ vibes.
Also, I didn’t think I could crush on Kate McKinnon more
Fairly good but felt like a rushed ending
Sweet and entertaining. A must for Beatles fans.