‘Yesterday’– a Blast from…. the Present?

The Bible and Culture | 7/21/2019 | Staff
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Danny Boyle is well known for doing creative and interesting films— for example Slum Dog Millionaire, or Trainspotting. Another such film with a clever and interesting premise is Yesterday. And before you ask, this film about Beatles songs was signed off on by Paul, Ringo, and those representing George and John. And no wonder. It is an excellent film featuring some of the Beatles best and most memorable. And before you ask a second question– yes Mr. Patel really sang all those songs in the film. He has a fine voice. The lead actors in this film will not be familiar to most, although Lilie James may be familiar from either Downtown Abbey or Cinderella. Himesh Patel is unlikely to be familiar, but he is the real star of the film— which is all too brief (112 minutes).

The premise of the film is simply— there is some kind of power outage all over the world, an outage during which Jack Malik (i.e. Patel) is hit by a bus when riding home from a gig at a pub. And the whole world…. well almost the whole world has their memory of the Beatles erased (and also the memory of a few...
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