Yesterday. It's easy to believe
Imagine, there’s a world wide blackout and when the lights came back on the world had changed.. and you're the only guy in the world who knows about a group of guys from Liverpool known as The Beatles. Himesh Patel is “Jack Malik,” an extremely unsuccessful musician until he learns he’s got a musical gold mine is his brain and all he has to do is let it out, if only others will let him be.
After he starts adding Beatles songs to his song set, Himesh starts to make a splash at his local music gigs. With the help of his friend and manager "Ellie," played by Lilly James, starts getting more jobs, he cuts some songs, gets airplay and then he attracts the attention of superstar Ed Sheeren who wants to help him get the music out, but maybe with one or two changes. "Hey Dude," instead of "Hey Jude?" We'll see.
In order to bring a real authentic feel to the performance, Patel does all of the singing live rather than relying on pre-recorded soundtracks. The actor spent months learning how to play and sing Beatles songs before going in front of the camera and it shows.
Yesterday was written by Richard Curtis, who is known for romantic comedies that capture your heart, and in spite of a rather cringe-worthy big screen bit of pablum, this one is no different.
Kate McKinnon of SNL fame brings some hilarious moments to the story as a slimy, yet truthful Hollywood agent.
All in all, go and see "Yesterday," today, tomorrow or the next day. It will bring a tear to your eye and leave you with a song in your heart.