Movie Review #3975 YESTERDAY.
We saw Yesterday today! Sorry just really wanted to say that.
Probably the year’s feel good movie has Jack, a struggling muso (yep can identify with that!) broadsided by a bus during a blackout.
He awakes to two missing teeth and a world missing the music of The Beatles, amongst other things. So, upon figuring this little malapropism he ends up becoming a huge star singing L&McC songs and allowing this world to believe he is the greatest songwriter of all time. Trouble is it comes with a price, what good does it do a man to gain the whole world if he loses his soul? Our boy is smart enough to realise this and of course makes amends before it’s too late. And his journey keeps us entertained from start to finish with some classy renditions of Beatles favs and an interesting supporting slot from one Ed Sheeran plus a brief cameo from soulster Michael Kiwanuka.
Main plot is somewhat predictable but there are a few unexpected turns that provide amusing twists by heading in a slightly different direction yet nicely reinforce the alternative universe that Jack finds himself in.
Overall a nice movie that could have easily turned into schmaltz but didn’t, based upon a premise that has been hinted at in the past but not done to quite the same effect, 8/10.
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since, I've been mesmerized by the giant screen, and the darkness that went on forever. Despite the infernally uncomfortable seats, (plus having to stand for God Save the Queen), I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism.