• Yesterday (2019)


Release Date: June 28th, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. Hes about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBCs Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mama Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jacks fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

Cast: Lily James , Kate McKinnon , Lamorne Morris , Ana de Armas , Ed Sheeran , Joel Fry

Director: Danny Boyle

Genres: Comedy , Fantasy , Musical , Romance

Production Co: Etalon Film,Working Title Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Yesterday is a film we’re all familiar with, for better or worse. show more

  • 40
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Neither a no-nonsense delight like "She Loves You" nor the White Album-style head trip its premise might suggest, it's more of a "Yellow Submarine" sort of film: crowd-pleasing and sometimes enjoyable, but pretty damned dumb when you stop to think about it. show more

  • 40
    Dan CallahanTheWrap

    Curtis’s twee, nudging, corny comedic voice is very much the main sensibility here, far more so than anything offered by director Danny Boyle or anyone else involved. show more

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