Yesterday

Yesterday Review

by O. Spooner

**** 4 Stars

‘It shows how hard it is to make it in the music industry and it also reveals how hard it is to remember the lyrics of songs – especially if you can’t listen to the song to hear the lyrics again.’

Director: Danny Boyle

Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ed Sheeran & Joel Fry

Synopsis: During a worldwide power cut, a struggling musician gets hit by a bus and wakes up in a hospital. Everything seems fine, until he quickly realises that everyone has forgotten the pop group, The Beatles.

This film is quite strange at first, you wonder why loads of things just disappear. Why do The Beatles disappear, why do Oasis disappear, Coca Cola? You will never understand why these things disappear. There are some things that disappear which you would probably want to disappear in real life, like cigarettes. Yet, it still stands that there is no logical explanation why these things in general, disappear.

Now I’ve explained that, this film is amazing. The idea is somewhat unusual, but it still makes for a great film. It shows how hard it is to make it in the music industry and it also reveals how hard it is to remember the lyrics of songs – especially if you can’t listen to the song to hear the lyrics again. There is a little plot ‘convenience’ as there are a couple of other people who also remember The Beatles, but they say they can’t sing well. Regardless, you will still find the film incredible.

There are a few problems with the film, the people who also remember The Beatles seem angry that the protagonist has stolen all the songs as if they were his, but then they suddenly forgive him for remembering and performing the songs. Why do they all of a sudden seem alright with it? They were just at a concert watching the main character sing the songs looking like they couldn’t be madder, and then they’re suddenly alright with it! When did they change their mind?

Overall, you should watch this film as it’s very good, but do be warned, you might question certain aspects of the plot.

Yesterday is currently available on Sky and was rated 12 by the BBFC.

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