Director: Danny Boyle
2019, 117 minutes, Digital, PG-13
8/4/2019 3:00PM – OC
Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Kate McKinnon
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Downton Abbey). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed… and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.
“Yesterday is ultimately a romantic comedy, but a conceptually complex one, built on a peculiarly reactionary framework of private life and a culturally conservative pop classicism.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker