A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
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 the greatest of the 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
Some of the characters share their names with Beatles songs: Rocky, the roady/temporary manager, is named for "Rocky Raccoon", Ellie, Jack's love interest, is named for "Eleanor Rigby", which also happens to be the one song that Jack has trouble remembering, and Ellie's roommate, Lucy, is, of course, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". See more »
When Jack is in the Los Angeles recording studio, a European-style (green) Fire Exit sign is seen over a door. See more »
It's times like this I wish I hadn't given up smoking. I could murder a cigarette.
Yeah. What's a cigarette?
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During the closing credits, massive, colored words pan horizontally across the screen in connection with the department that is currently scrolling up the screen. For example: EDITING, COLOUR, MUSIC, L.A., MOSCOW (for the L.A. and Moscow units), 2ND UNIT, etc. See more »
Coming into Yesterday hoping for a good and relaxing time, with classic Beatles songs, I ended up being rather disappointed. There was nothing wrong with the narrative pers se but unfortunately it doesn't hit that charm that many music centric 'small' films tend to bring. Perhaps it was the one too many Ed Sheeran 'cameo' that just seemed to distract from the main draw of the movie.
In an already cliche genre and narrative Yesterday really doesn't do much to elevate its craft, it was a decent watch but ultimately one that would be easily forgotten.
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