Yesterday: Directed by Danny Boyle. With Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell. A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
“After being subjected to a number of films documenting the lives of musicians – most notably u0026quot;Bohemian Rhapsodyu0026quot;, u0026quot;Rocketmanu0026quot; and u0026quot;Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Storyu0026quot; – it is truly a pleasure to be presented with a film that sheds light on the work and life of an artist while not adhering to the strict (though desirable) biographical approach. That is exactly what makes the piece so marvellous; I came out of the cinema with a greater appreciation of The Beatles, and their music, through a fictional story that did not feature the four men we are familiar with at all. Quite often the film achieved my admiration for the band without me consciously noticing.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOn another level, the film made a satire of the modern music industry. It revealed how the apparent u0026quot;solou0026quot; artists are far from their titles; with huge teams of people pushing them in a preferred, and more commercial, creative direction, taking the musiciansu0026#39; creative power. This was done in a humorous light (as most themes are presented in the film). The romantic aspect of the film is evident from the beginning and is a dominant aspect of the story, possibly shifting the focus of the piece a little too much. However, it still helps provides a satisfying ending.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe film pays a great amount of respect in a fresh way while cleverly interweaving other conflicts.”