Son: Dad can you tell me your favorite Beatles lyric? Son, son, son, here it comes:














Yesterday (2019) – Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away Now it looks as though they're here to stay Oh, I believe in yesterday

Well, your troubles would seem so far away, if you wake up from being hit by a car and the world around you has changed in small but important ways. For example, The Beatles never formed, and their songs were never written. This might not seem too much of an issue for most people – I’d be gutted though as I spent a lot of my youth sitting around whilst some very good friends played the entire catalogue of songs on their guitars whilst we all sang along and generally chilled. For struggling musician Jack Malik (a very talented Himesh Patel), this is an opportunity and a half. He might not be pulling in the crowds in the original universe but surely with a collection of songs which no-one has ever heard of at his disposal then his future is bright.

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

You think you lost your love

Well, I saw her yesterday

It's you she's thinking of

And she told me what to say

Jack has another issue, his life long friend and one time manager, Ellie, played by the brilliant Lily James, she has always has crush on him, which in trued bloke style he is completely oblivious to, will his fame and fortune affect what could be the romance of his life? Even though the make up department do a very good job on dowdying a very undowdy Miss James, it is a struggle to believe that Jack is that clueless about his best friend and her interest in him.

Help, I need somebody Help, not just anybody Help, you know I need someone Help

Joining the leads on this journey is the excellently funny Joel Fry as Jack’s roadie layabout friend and Kate McKinnon playing an annoyingly irritating manager, a role she is well-practised for but for once she doesn’t annoy me to much in this type of role. And a great turn by Ed Sheeran as himself, who almost ruins the great Hey Jude for everyone!

The film itself is a perfect midweek watch, it is light-hearted and kind-hearted, it is a love story of music and The Beatles, it is fun and funny, and Mr Patel is a great musician and singer. The songs are of course awesome, and they brought back so many memories of places I remember whilst watching this. In My Life is probably my favourite song of all time.

So after you’ve had a hard day’s night and walked home via the long and winding road, dreaming of being back in the U.S.S.R, and it is so late that here comes the sun and all you want is to sit down with that special someone and say to them, I want to hold your hand, then this is the perfect movie for you. Coming straight in at 16/20.

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