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Reviewer waxes lyrical over Yesterday




FILM REVIEW: YESTERDAY (12A)

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CAST: HIMESH PATEL, LILY JAMES, KATE McKINNON, LAMORNE MORRIS, SOPHIA DI MARTINO, JOEL FRY, ELLISE CHAPPELL, ROBERT CARLYLE & ED SHEERAN

RUNNING TIME: 1 HR 56 MINS

DIRECTOR: DANNY BOYLE

Yesterday (12A) (13349556)
Yesterday (12A) (13349556)

Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire helmer Danny Boyle directs this musical comedy – written by Love Actually scribe Richard Curtis – where struggling singer-songwriter Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) wakes up in ‘another world’ where The Beatles never existed, after a freak bus accident.

His fame then explodes as he performs songs that the world has never heard, in this fantasy that co-stars Cinderella’s Lily James – as Malik’s love interest Ellie Appleton – and British music sensation Ed Sheeran.

My colleague Mikey Clarke – improvising to the nostalgia in Boyle’s movie – then decided to review the film to the tune of the classic Beatles’ song...

Yesterday,

Is the film that I’ll review today.

And I’ve got a lot I want to say.

So I thought, I’d do it this way.

Trust in me,

This is quite the triumph musically.

The story justifies the ticket fee.

Yes, Yesterday . . . won over me.

It, is, set in a world, where The Beatles... don’t exist.

Just oooooooone guy, remembers their songs.

That’s the gist . . . of Yesterday.

Himesh Patel,

Quite the actor and singer as well.

He’s the guy from EastEnders . . . you couldn’t tell.

The perfect lead, in Yesterday.

Now, I, have to say, what is wrong,

It’s a tad too long.

There’s nothing ground-breaking here,

But I’ll still cheer, for Yesterday.

Finally, Curtis writing us more comedy.

Yeah, you’ll walk away so merrily,

Once you have seen . . . Yesterday.

Rating: 3.5/5

By Mikey Clarke



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