Yesterday is a 2019 Danny Boyle movie that features the music of The Beatles. I had been meaning to check this one out for ages, but only recently got around to it. I am not sure why to be honest with you as I like The Beatles and have enjoyed most of Danny Boyle’s movies over the years.

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The Movie Review

Plot and Enjoyment

What we have here is a fun feel-good romantic comedy that is quite predictable, but it is a fun ride while you are on it. I knew after about ten minutes who was going to end up together and even though I knew it was going to happen, when it did, it still put a smile on my face. The reason for that is that this is a movie that makes you care about the main characters.

Main Character and Discovery

The main character is a struggling singer/songwriter called Jack who is instantly likable and played by the very talented Himesh Patel. Jack has some talent, but his music career is going nowhere and he plays to very small audiences, but getting hit by a bus changes Jack’s life forever!

A Unique Opportunity

Once Jack awakens from his rather unfortunate meeting with a bus, he makes a strange discovery. No one else in the world apart from Jack seems to know who the Beatles are! He checks his music collection and all his Beetles records are gone! He checks the internet and there is no record of The Beetles anywhere!

Rising Stardom and Love Story

Jack sees this as an opportunity. Jack starts to perform the famous songs of The Beatles and passes them off as his own. Of course, Jack reaches stardom and people all over the world want a piece of him including Ed Sheeran who plays himself which is pretty damn hilarious!

However, at its core, Yesterday is a love story. Jack has a very good friend that was also his manager called Ellie and she believed in him, cared for him, and wanted to be with him. However, Ellie did not want to be part of this “rockstar” celebrity lifestyle that he was about to be thrust into and when Jack headed to the USA, Ellie decided not to go.

Themes and Message

Jack ends up jaded and realizes that there is more to life than fame and money. It is at its heart a story about realizing that love and relationships with others are what is important in life. Did what I just say sound cheesy as hell? Well, that is very fitting because Yesterday is a super cheesy romantic comedy, but it works!


As I said, Yesterday is a very predictable kind of movie, but I have to say, I loved the ending. It really did tug on the heartstrings and made me smile. Of course, the soundtrack in this movie is epic, with most of The Beatle’s big hits showing up, but hearing them performed in this way, in this setting was very cool.

I had a lot of fun with this movie, it is a cheesy romantic comedy, but I will also say that it is a great feel-good movie and one that is perfect to watch if you need cheering up. I could certainly see myself watching this again at some point and I highly recommend you check this out. Even if you are not a fan or all that familiar with The Beatle’s music, you can have fun with this.

Yesterday is a romantic comedy that follow a musician who one day discovers that the world he lives in doesn't know about the existence of The Beatles. Download it now and see what happened.
8.5 Total Score
Yesterday Review Summary

Sound & Music
  • The Beatles soundtrack is great
  • Jack, Ellie, and Rocky are all characters that you like a great deal
  • It is a fun, feel good kind of movie
  • You are sure to smile through most of the movie
  • I guess if you do not like The Beatles, the movie may be annoying for you
  • This is very, very predictable and super cheesy as well!
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Jason Delacey

Jason Delacey

Jason is a 40-year-old writer from Northern England. He has been playing video games his whole life and writing about them for over a decade. As well as enjoying gaming into the wee hours of the morning, Jason is a real film fanatic too! He is open to watching all genres of movies from animated singing animals to brutal horror!

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