Review: YESTERDAY

Attention Beatles fans everywhere!!!

We’ve had Bohemian Rhapsody, we’ve had Rocketman… it’d be rude not to have a feature film dedicated to the Fab Four. And while Yesterday wasn’t a biopic like the first two, it was definitely the way to bring the world-changing music of the Beatles to the big screen.

For those of you who haven’t seen Yesterday yet, if you’re a Beatles fan, I would recommend it 100%. However, if you don’t care for them, you can probably skip the movie without missing much.

While Yesterday was a fun, feel-good movie with a great soundtrack that’ll have you singing along, the plot itself…. didn’t really make sense. How can anyone explain a pop-culture-memory-erasing blackout around the world? It just doesn’t make sense. And all throughout the movie, there is zero explanation for it. Who decided what would be remembered and what would be forgotten? Why Coca-Cola? Why Harry Potter? Why cigarettes?

See it just doesn’t make sense. And it definitely takes away from the credibility of the movie. But as I said before, if you’re not looking to decipher the meaning behind the plot, then you’ll probably have fun watching this.

The movie has many of the typical tropes. There’s a sweet love-story between best friends… we’ve all been there. The clueless boy has no idea that the beautiful girl he hangs out with every day is secretly in love with him. But don’t worry, of course they get together in the end.

There’s the dumb but funny sidekick, who makes silly mistakes, but always means well.

There’s the heartbreak, the tragedy, the disappointments… but all with a happy ending.

All in all, it was a good movie. It made you laugh, it made you cry, it made you remember how much you love The Beatles. But if you’re looking for logic, maybe pass on this one.

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