In this surprise hit, Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town. His dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). 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.
“It’s appealing and accessible in a way that the Beatles never really were.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Danny Boyle’s apparently simple style actually relies on a complicated balance of sweetness, naturalness, and big, bright settings.” — Caryn James, BBC.com
“At its best [Yesterday] invites the audience, along with the characters on screen, to hear some of the finest songs ever written for the very first time.” — Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Jack Barth (story by), Richard Curtis (screenplay), Richard Curtis (story by)
Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell
English, Italian, Japanese
UK, Russia, China