YESTERDAY EVERYONE KNEW THE BEATLES. TODAY, ONLY JACK REMEMBERS THEIR SONGS. HE’S ABOUT TO BECOME A VERY BIG DEAL.
After getting hit by a bus during a global blackout, struggling singer-songwriter Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) wakes up only to learn that no one has ever heard of the Beatles or their songs. Now, there’s a golden opportunity, as Jack becomes a worldwide sensation taking credit for every Beatles song he can remember. But what happens when he begins to feel like a fraud – and will he get the girl? The Richard Curtis formula is like a security blanket, for better or worse, and one wishes the filmmakers shook things up a little more… but while you’re watching, all your troubles seem so far away.
2019-Britain-U.S. 116 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Danny Boyle. Screenplay: Richard Curtis. Cast: Himesh Patel (Jack Malik), Lily James (Ellie Appleton), Joel Fry (Rocky), Ed Sheeran, Kate McKinnon, Sanjeev Bhaskar… James Corden. Cameo: Robert Carlyle.
Trivia: Co-produced by Boyle and Curtis. Chris Martin was reportedly first considered before Sheeran was cast.