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Yesterday (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Music | 28 June 2019 (USA)
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A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writers:

Richard Curtis (screenplay by), Jack Barth (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Himesh Patel ... Jack Malik
Lily James ... Ellie Appleton
Sophia Di Martino ... Carol
Ellise Chappell ... Lucy
Meera Syal ... Sheila Malik
Harry Michell ... Nick
Vincent Franklin ... Brian
Joel Fry ... Rocky
Michael Kiwanuka ... Michael Kiwanuka
Karma Sood Karma Sood ... Young Jack
Gus Brown Gus Brown ... Marcus The Dentist
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Jed Malik
Karl Theobald ... Terry
Alexander Arnold ... Gavin
Dominic Coleman ... Ipswich TV Host

What Are the Cast and Creators of 'Yesterday' Watching?

Yesterday director Danny Boyle, screenwriter Richard Curtis, and stars Lily James and Himesh Patel reveal their TV and movie obsessions. And yes, a classic Beatles movie is on the list.

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Storyline

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 Kenneth Chisholm

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Everyone in the World Has Forgotten the Beatles. Everyone Except Jack.... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Jack first performs "Yesterday," his friends claim that it is not as good as Coldplay. Ed Sheeran's role was originally meant for Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, who could not do it due to scheduling conflicts, so then it was offered to Sheeran. The joke was left in the script. See more »

Goofs

In the interview scene with James Corden, Jack's fly is initially open. When it cuts back to the interview moments later it is closed. See more »

Quotes

Jack Malik: This is my last gig. If it hasn't happened by now... it'll take a miracle.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Body Odor Penalty (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

A Day In The Life
(John Lennon & Paul McCartney)
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Feel-good movie and a real crowd pleaser. I love it!
27 June 2019 | by krazy-mmSee all my reviews

Saw it at my cinema in Lovran, Croatia just a few hours ago, so it's still pretty "fresh" while I'm writing this. The whole idea is great, haven't seen those yet in mainstream cinema. The plot is pretty much straight-forward, with likeable characters, great music (of course) and when the movie was over, it left me with good feeling and a smile on my face still singing Hey Jude.

All actors are really good, but Lily James is so adorable in this movie! She shines in her character and steals every scene she is in. Liked her the most (obviously).

Take your girlfriend/boyfriend/friends/family to see this rom-com fantasy music comedy in cinema on a big screen, and even if you won't like the movie, you will sing Beatles songs after and feel good about it (guaranteed)!


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Country:

UK | China | Japan | USA

Language:

English | Portuguese | Japanese

Release Date:

28 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cantley, Norfolk, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,010,050, 30 June 2019

Gross USA:

$73,286,650

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,178,301
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (Dolby Surround 5.1) (downmixed)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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