Writer/Producer Richard Curtis is the best at creating quirky romance tales like Love Actually and About Time. Now, teaming up with Producer/Director Danny Boyle, he has, once again, succeeded with the creation of Yesterday, one of those films I, and I hope you, will see more than once.
A world-wide 12-second electrical blackout somehow removes The Beatles, Coca Cola and…well, I won’t tell you what else…from the memory banks of Google and all humanity except for struggling pop singer/songwriter Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), allowing the playing of all the pop group’s songs to seem as his creations.
This allows Jack to fall into the clutches of an L.A. manager, hilariously played by Kate McKinnon, and ruins his relationship with his childhood girlfriend and initial manager Ellie Appleton (Lily James).
I won’t tell you any more because it’s too precious and too much fun. (You might also want to bring a few tissues, as well.)
If you’ve been feeling down, lately, Yesterday will put you on top of your world. Even its little faults work to make it wonderful.
I give Yesterday a 4.8 out of 5.