In Lowestoft UK, Jack Malik is a frustrated musician whose musical career is going nowhere despite the faith that his friend/manager Ellie Appleton has in him. However, on the night Jack decides to give up, the whole world is momentarily hit with a massive blackout during which Jack is hit by a bus. Upon regaining consciousness, Jack learns to his astonishment that he is apparently now the only one who knows the music of the Beatles. Realizing this improbable opportunity, Jack begins playing the music of one of the world's greatest rock bands, claiming it as his own. It pays off quickly and Jack becomes a worldwide musical sensation. However, Jack finds himself drifting away from Ellie, only realizing his love for her when she has become intimidated by his success, which depends on a blatant plagiarization that no one could find out. Now, Jack must make a fundamental moral decision about his music to satisfy his conscience as he decides what he truly needs.Written by
During a crowd shot at Wembley Stadium, London, a grandstand sign saying "Principality Stadium" can be seen. This is the sponsored name of the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. See more »
[to Jack and Ellie]
Well, this is a strange one. Of course I've always known I was number two. But that's not a bad place to be. Some of the best songs never made it to number one. Common People by Pulp, for a start. It's a total classic. And obviously all I want is for Ellie to be happy.
Gavin. Best man I ever met.
[she kisses his cheek]
Thank you, Gavin.
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A man named George Harrison is in the end credits as video assistant and for additional photography. See more »