- Yesterday (the movie) – anyone else just not get the concept?
Bloke has a cycle accident…
Bloke recovers and seems to wake up in a parallel universe where no one has heard of the Beatles and they never existed…
Bloke becomes international superstar…
erm, yep, OK then!
Feels like an attempt to jump on the current music movie band-wagon that’s popular at the minute.
Now bloke having a bike accident and having no concept of the Beatles himself is plausible!Posted 4 months agoP-JayMember
It’s in the vein of all those Britcom films that always do well and the Yanks seem to like them too.
For me it’s probably a good 3 beer film, if I sat in the Cinema on a wet Tuesday afternoon and analysed it, it’ll be shit, but after 3 beers on a Saturday eve, especially if I’d been riding that day I’d probably enjoy it.
The premise is just one big MacGuffin.Posted 4 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
It’s basically Goodnight Sweetheart.
I like the idea, and apparently it’s pretty good. Can’t help but think that actually if you woke up in a world without the Beatles today and tried to copy their songs, what’d actually happen is no record label’d touch it, no radio station’d play it because it’s not a) proper new stuff or b) proper old stuff, and you’d end up going back to the day job.Posted 4 months agoantigeeMember
I hate when stories don’t stick to my rules .
I am not going to see it now unless they change the ending to one where his life support gets switched off and the screen goes black.
just read an article in the wall street journal about the origins of the script….idea and original script was by a guy called Jack Barth in Barth’s version the hero Jack fails to achieve stardom…
“even if I woke up and I was the only person to know Star Wars or Harry Potter, I probably wouldn’t be very successful with it….”
Barth sold the idea and his script to Curtis “When I wrote my version hadn’t actually read Jack’s…so I guess it was my natural instinct that went for a more optimistic version”Posted 4 months agoKlunkMember
the beatles were a boy band first singing very “pop” “she loves you yeah yeah yeah”. So as a boy band they could make it today I guess and feed in the better/cleverer stuff over time. As a solo act, perhaps but if you keep pumping it out your going to get noticed it’s quite a back catalogue.Posted 4 months agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Usual Richard Curtis fare; it’s not Oscar quality but for a couple of hours of RomCom diversion and some good tunes, you kind of know what to expect though.
The premise I struggled with was that he’s known Lily James for twenty years and not tried to cop off with her in that time……no-one’s that daft surely.Posted 4 months ago
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