After a successful marketing campaign Yesterday certainly got bums on seats but does it live up to the hype surrounding it?

“Yesterday”, the latest movie to hit the big screen from the director of ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’  Danny Boyle is going to be 2019’s feel good movie.
It doesn’t quite hit the high mark of Mamma Mia or Love Actually, but it’s a nice movie, a nice, simple  plot and overall is a really nice way to spend an afternoon.

Jack Malik, played by first timer to the big screen Himesh Patel (Eastenders), is a struggling singer in the UK, but after a bus accident during a freak global blackout, his world is turned around when he woke up from his accident and discovered that the world he knew had one big difference – the world had no knowledge of the Beatles.  John, Paul, Ringo and George had disappeared from history but the songs lived on in him.

Himesh plays a credible musician, but the romantic tension between him and his childhood wanna-be sweetheart Ellie, played by Lily James doesn’t hit the mark.
I can say that Ed Sheeran plays a great Ed Sheeran and although he is not going to win an Oscar for his performance, it adds another tick to his ‘likeable’ status!

Does lightning strike twice?  In this case, the world got the Beatles the first time around and then Jack Malik the second time (and rise to success at the speed of lightning).  You can drive a truck through the holes in the plot, but if you want a good dose of the Beatles, a sweet love story and you’ve got a couple of hours to spare, make the time to see it.

The movie has a lot of promise, but didn’t quite get there.  I gave it a 3 out of 5.

If you too want to see Yesterday then head over to Event Cinemas and get yourself a ticket!
Book now at https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/Movie/Yesterday

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