‘Yesterday’ Review: A Sweet Escape

YESTERDAY (2019) Review
Directed by Danny Boyle

What if one day, the world doesn’t know the English rock band The Beatles except for you? And as a striving musician who knows almost all their songs, it’s like hitting the jackpot in the lottery!

It’s that simple idea, made into a film titled Yesterday. And I though it was ingenious but how exactly did the film deliver, did the idea work as a full-length movie? Well, some of it felt magical but the whole story isn’t as highly imaginative as its premise.

Yesterday is a sweet escape. A sweet escape in a sense that the film gives this magical hope, this magical idea that you can have this chance to be someone in the industry you really wanted to belong, but at the expense of having your conscience tainted.

The film knows its problem, but it feels like it doesn’t know how to really solve it.

Yesterday may still be a pleasant movie to watch especially if you’re familiar with the songs of The Beatles but there’s something missing. It’s not as satisfying as you could hope for but you’ll still enjoy it because of its charms and positivity.

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3.5 stars

‘Yesterday’ is now showing in cinemas nationwide from United International Pictures, locally distributed by Columbia Pictures. Rated PG by the MTRCB.

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