Yesterday

The Story

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.

The Good

In the wake of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, here’s another music biopic movie Yesterday about one of my favourite bands The Beatles. It’s not your typical biopic movie though and isn’t about the story of the band but it’s about their music, told in a fantasy alternate timeline. The idea of this movie is pretty good, the cast are great and the music is amazing of course. Ed Sheeran is good in the movie and doesn’t mind a few digs about himself in the movie either so that was fun. The little twist at the end where he meets John Lennon is a nice touch too. I actually watched this movie yesterday on the anniversary of John Lennon’s death, so it was good to see that.

The Bad

The idea of the movie is pretty good, but the movie doesn’t explore all the things it drops into the movie like Coca Cola, cigarettes and Oasis not existing. Well the last one is more understandable, The Beatles were a big influence on Oasis. You get no explanation on why these other things don’t exist and what caused all this to happen. It just falls into romantic territory, there’s nothing wrong with that because their story was important, but you get left with unanswered questions.

The Verdict

I liked Yesterday, it’s a different way to do a music biopic and it tells it’s own story too. Apart from a few unanswered questions, it’s a fun movie. If you’re a fan of The Beatles or not there’s something for everyone in this movie.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of five stars.

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