Yesterday

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89% Audience Score89%
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    A world without The Beatles would be a dreadful world indeed. That's the premise here, and one guy(instead of four which seems like it'd be quite the challenge on top of remembering all the lyrics) hits it big by performing their songs as his own since the entire world blacked out and no one knows they existed. Seems odd that no one else has mentioned the blackout since that would be a damn huge deal, along with planes falling from the sky but well.. that's not what this story is about. Oh, and there's also a love story in this too along with Kate McKinnon starring as a bitchy manager of said dude. Not a bad movie I suppose.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Another great movie conceptually that should've given you the feels that widely missed the mark. It kills me when a cast and movie idea fall flat from poor writing. The only redeeming factor in this movie was hearing the Beatles music that embodied so much more than what this movie could provide.
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    Bored and verte slow for me
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    A concept that is really good and that would be nice to see it further developed on potentially. Overall it's a sound movie and some really great performances involved.
  • 1.5 of 5 stars
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    what was the point of this drivel? cash grab for the Beatles maybe cuz the are irrelevant and their music is overrated garbage!
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    As ridiculous as the premise is, it could have worked - maybe - as fantasy IF the story had been any good at all. The love story is boring and bland with zero chemistry between the principals. It totally falls apart as soon as he hits the road and keeps getting worse. The only thing that works is the Beatles music.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    It is a very difficult task to make a movie that's memorable and entertaining in its own way when it is so heavily reliant on other works of art that have become as engrained in our culture as The Beatles' music. And while the premise is intriguing and has great potential to spawn a clever and funny movie, it never does. We are left with a bland love story/rise to fame plot that doesn't pay the respect it needs to to the artists that inspired it. The Beatles are treated almost as just another pop culture reference thrown into the mix along with Ed Sheeran and Coca Cola. The fact that other icons, not just The Beatles, disappeared from the collective memory of the world convoluted a simple yet promising core idea. It also doesn't help that the story is extremely sappy, which had to be expected to some extent in a movie about how music changes people's lives, but when a sentimental touch could benefit a scene, it is instead abandoned for a few jokes. Jack, played by Himesh Patel, is constantly frustrated when others don't give the songs the reverence he feels they deserve yet the film itself uses them more as selling points, like his record producer (Kate McKinnon, who is funny but out of place), than as keyholes through which to view the story. Jack doesn't even have a strong relationship with The Beatles before they disappear: it's not even a Beatles song that is continually referenced as the one he played when he and his love interest met. Even if it doesn't do The Beatles justice, the film is still ultimately overshadowed by them, as it was always doomed to be and we are left thinking that we would rather have been listening to the Beatles themselves.
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    Ed Sheehan, in the midst of The Beatles. No thank you
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This is something great. Yesterday is such a good movie. It makes you feel how nice music is. Great start, great middle, great end. The way the movie flows is from another world. This is not where someone loves a band or an artist; this is transforming a love for something into the real thing. I love this movie!
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    I am not a fan of romantic comedies, musicals or The Beatles. All that being said, I enjoyed this movie. It was very well-made and a joy to watch.