We all still listen to and love The Beatles, but their legendary songs could easily become a thing of 'yesterday' and be gone forever. Yep, that's the world of the movie 'Yesterday' where only one single person remembers iconic songs like 'Hey Jude' (and not dude, please) and 'Let It Be'. It's honestly hard to 'Imagine' (ha!) a world where John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr never came together to become The Beatles, but it does make for a unique and interesting movie idea.
Basically, the movie is about Jack Malik, a struggling musician who realizes his accident was actually a miracle in disguise. He starts singing the song Yesterday and surprises everyone with his songwriting talent. After realizing he woke up in a world where The Beatles never existed after his accident, he sees a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and obviously takes it. Claiming all the Beatles songs as his own, he becomes the greatest songwriter in the entire world.
I've seen the trailer so many times and I will continue watching it because it's that good!
And, the best part is that in the trailer, at one point they show two men walking in who claim they have written the songs. Notice something?
And notice something here?
Although it's not directly stated that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will also be in the movie, who else could it be in the gif above? One of the guys (Paul) is barefoot for crying out loud, it's a dead giveaway!
I'm so here for Paul and Ringo coming to fight, honestly so ready for this movie.
It will be a hit, for sure.
Danny Boyle's 'YESTERDAY' looks absolutely brilliant. This premise is so extremely clever, and goes to show how influential the Beatles were & STILL ARE in the 21st Century. Newcomer Himesh Patel looks phenomenal! Add on Boyle's directing talents & we may have a surprise hit! pic.twitter.com/t9ROUwFCl8— DR Movie News (@DRMovieNews) February 12, 2019
A very good point!
Oh my god this looks amazing and they cast a South Asian as the LEAD, in a movie not about being South Asian, who all the girls are in love with. This. Is. Goddam. Progress. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ Oi Oi @HimeshJPatel â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ https://t.co/c7MKjxbNSh— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) February 13, 2019
The coolest concept.
I don't know if I have ever been this excited for a movie like: #Yesterday about IF #TheBeatles never happened and this guy was the only one to know & make himself famous, my gosh what a cool concept &... THE #BEATLES #Music so ðð»ðð»ðð»ðð» @MsIndiaSummer you see this babe? #FuckYeah https://t.co/WcJmjvnMi9— Jack Lawrence XXX (@JackLawrenceXXX) February 13, 2019
Wait so if the Beatles weren't a thing in the world of Yesterday does that mean John Lennon is still alive there? pic.twitter.com/oWfXpX3V4t— ð¤ (@anotherdownpour) February 13, 2019
That's a good point.
Not sure how I feel about "Yesterday" The entire premise is interesting, but I'd find it hard to believe that without the Beatles that the entire pop culture landscape would be exactly the same.— Michael J. Gleason (@MichaelJGleason) February 13, 2019
So many new original songs, can't wait.
These songs are pretty catchy. Can't wait for the soundtrack.— mcbc (@mcbc) February 13, 2019
that new Yesterday trailer (which I loved) made me listen to The Beatles on my amazon echo and now I am so happy we live in a world where they exist pic.twitter.com/MTZa8neyhA— john b (film critic wannabe) (@johnbizub) February 13, 2019
What a great line.
This looks perfect. A seemingly diverse film using the Beatles art for what it is – a once-in-forever collection of absolute genius. And mocking how dreadful ears and the “industry” currently are.
“It's not Coldplay, is it? It's not “Fix You.” I lost my shit on that line. ð
I think a better title would be
Yesterday: The Noel Gallagher Story #YesterdayMovie