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406 Ratings


Directed by Danny Boyle
United Kingdom, 2019
Comedy, Music, Fantasy


A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.

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Yesterday Directed by Danny Boyle
Though Yesterday struggles with an unwieldy, fablelike plot and ultimately neglects an interesting premise for tired rom-com tropes, the idea of the Beatles and their connection to home was something that resonated with me.
July 02, 2019
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Danny Boyle’s comedic fantasy “Yesterday,” from a script by Richard Curtis, is a high-concept film in the best possible way: its idea has such symbolic power that it renders the details of the action and the direction not quite superfluous but secondary. Which is to say, it’s the kind of film that, in its elevator-pitch version packs enough implications to seem like an ample experience in advance.
June 29, 2019
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Yesterday isn’t nearly as fantastical, sweet, or light on its feet as it could be—and maybe that’s because of that darn premise. It’s somehow both too basic and too rich.
June 28, 2019
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