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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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