“Yesterday… all the Beatles’ songs just went away… and now it looks like it’s my turn to play. Oh, I believe it’s my lucky day. Suddenly, I’m not the busker that I used to be, I’m headlining Wem-ber-ley. Here’s Danny Boyle’s Yesterday.
Anyone who’s ever tried to write a song has no doubt been disappointed to eventually find out that their latest earworm was written fifty years previously by some shaggy-haired lads from Liverpool. Refreshingly, Danny Boyle’s Yesterday flips that concept 180 degrees with Jack (feature film newbie Himesh Patel), the only person on Earth who remembers the Beatles’ back catalogue.”
To read the rest of my Onscreen Magazine preview of Danny Boyle’s Yesterday, follow this long and winding link.