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Yesterday (2019)



Critic Consensus: Yesterday may fall short of fab, but the end result is still a sweetly charming fantasy with an intriguing -- albeit somewhat under-explored -- premise.

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Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC's Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). 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.

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Himesh Patel
as Jack Malik
Lily James
as Ellie Appleton
Meera Syal
as Sheila Malik
Joel Fry
as Rocky
Kate McKinnon
as Debra Hammer
Ed Sheeran
as Himself
Karma Sood
as Young Jack
Gus Brown
as Marcus the Dentist
Sanjeev Bhaskar
as Jed Malik
Jane Seaborn
as Air Hostess
Maryana Spivak
as Alexa (Russian Stage Manager)
Justin Edwards
as Leo (Russian Stranger)
Javone Prince
as Hans (Music Producer)
Camilla Rutherford
as HilarySarah
Sarah Lancashire
as Liz (Liverpool Stranger)
Jim Gallagher
as Hotel Waiter
Sophie Mensah
as Hotel Front Desk
Helena Devereux
as Commuter (Lime Street)
Julian Feria
as Commuter (Lime Street)
Lamorne Morris
as Head of Marketing
Craig Rowin
as Marketing Executive
James Corden
as Himself
Diana Pauline
as Interviewer
William McGeough
as Interviewer
Díana Bermudez
as Interviewer
Sunny Yeo
as Interviewer
Nad Abdoolakhan
as Security Guard (uncredited)
Manoj Anand
as Family at Concert (uncredited)
Tom Andrews
as Trevor (uncredited)
Jennifer Armour
as Investigative Journalist (uncredited)
David Aspinall
as Barrier Staff (uncredited)
Rosie Aspinall
as German Fan (uncredited)
Kay Aujla
as Family at Concert (uncredited)
Mark Ivan Benfield
as Beach Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Lalit Bhusal
as Family at Concert (uncredited)
Christopher David Burton
as Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Siegfrid Calizo
as Filipino Fan (uncredited)
Camille Chen
as Wendy (uncredited)
Neil Sid Copp
as Record Executive in crowd (uncredited)
David Thomas Coulter
as Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Ana de Armas
as Roxanne (uncredited)
Simon Edwards
as Beach Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Rosa Evans
as Journalist (uncredited)
Adam Gammage
as Beach Concert Spectator (uncredited)John
John Hales
as Bride's Father (uncredited)
Jane Hamer
as Train Commuter (uncredited)
Josh Harp
as The Cowboy (uncredited)
Sam Hoggarth
as Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Mark Hugh-Williams
as Williams-Ed Sheeran's Roadie (uncredited)
Kyle James
as Studio Executive (uncredited)
Robert Jarvis
as Cashier (uncredited)
Amrita Jazzmyn
as Family at Concert (uncredited)
David Lautman
as Ringo Starr (uncredited)
Ibrahim Majid
as Journalist (uncredited)
Bharat Mistri
as Family at Concert (uncredited)
Tam O'Malley
as Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Tina Louise
as Train Station Commuter (uncredited)
Shaid Parvaz
as Family at Concert (uncredited)
Hiten Patel
as Security Guard (uncredited)
John Roberts
as Train Station Commuter (uncredited)
Paul Rothery
as VIP Musician (uncredited)
William Roxby
as Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Atul Sharma
as Family at Concert (uncredited)
Vinita Sharma
as Family at Concert (uncredited)
Derek Siow
as Reporter LSM (uncredited)
Scott Smith
as Journalist (uncredited)
David J. Stebbeds
as Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Sarah Thompson
as Concert Goer (uncredited)
Josh Trett
as Journalist (uncredited)
Jack Tyson
as VIP Fan (uncredited)
Andrew Watson
as Record Executive (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Yesterday

All Critics (358) | Top Critics (69)

Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and screenwriter Richard Curtis (Love Actually) have divergent cinematic sensibilities, but they meld well enough in this bittersweet, slightly wacky musical fantasy rom-com.

February 18, 2020 | Full Review…

There was too much Richard Curtis and not enough Danny Boyle in this case. I didn't feel like it was a melding of their voices that went particularly well.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Yesterday is billing itself as a feel-good movie, buoyed by its Beatles-fuelled soundtrack and quirky premise. But will it make you feel good? Only if your personal bar is pretty low to clear.

August 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Yesterday is full of dry British wit and one-liners. It's not a headlong tribute, but fantasy fiction that celebrates the spirit of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

July 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a chocolate egg of a film: sweet and satisfying enough to distract you from the fact it's completely hollow inside.

July 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5

Himesh Patel has a wide-eyed charisma; Lily James, although underused, is a delight, and the earnestly-covered songs ensure this is a magical mystery tour worth boarding.

July 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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