This week we watched Yesterday, a film that is part love story and part nostalgic jukebox.
The film tells the story of a failing musician named Jack who has an accident during an unexplained worldwide incident. Once he awakens, he realizes that the entire world has no memory of the Beatles.
This leads him to start performing and recording the Beatles’ catalog and becoming a worldwide phenomenon.
During all of this is the well-tread backstory of him not knowing he was in love with the person who cared about him when he wasn’t famous and having to attempt to win her back.
There aren’t any real surprises in the movie, but if you are stuck at home, it will be a fun sing-along. It would also be a great way to introduce the Beatles to kids if you have them.
As someone who likes shows like Lost and The Leftovers, we were hoping for more exploration of what exactly led the world to forget the Beatles. There is an element that makes you believe that it will be, but it never goes anywhere.
But anyway. Na-na-na, na, na…
The film stars Himesh Patel, was directed by Danny Boyle, and was made from a screenplay by Richard Curtis. It is rated PG-13.
It is currently available with Amazon Prime.
We give it three out of five hand sanitizers.