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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, being forced to claim 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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Yesterday everyone knew the Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He's about to become a very big deal. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Some of the characters share their names with The 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 »

Goofs

When Jack is rushing to catch Ellie before her train leaves Liverpool. Jack thinks she is taking a train to London from Lime Street Station and misses it. Actually, in real life, Ellie would get back to Lowestoft from Liverpool by taking the train to Norwich and catch a connecting service to Lowestoft from there. See more »

Quotes

Liz (Liverpool Stranger): A world without the Beatles is a world that's infinitely worse.
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Crazy Credits

As well as the credits being shown in a Beatles-style font, whenever a name contains the letter B during the non-scrolling section of the closing credits, the B is larger than the rest of the text. See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Something
(George Harrison)
Performed by Himesh Patel (uncredited)
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The antidote to sequels and super heroes
29 June 2019 | by jkanderson-74461See all my reviews

Refreshingly original and entertaining. The story flows and the characters are relatable and well developed. Not what I expected from the trailer but I liked it better than what I expected. So nice to see someone take a chance on an original story.


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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:

$153,178,480
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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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