2019 Feature – 113 mins – Cert 12A
Genre: Romance, Music, Fantasy
Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ana de Armas, Kate McKinnon, Sanjeev Bhaskar
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Summary: YESTERDAY is a romantic comedy in which a man wakes up after an accident and finds he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles.
Danny Boyle, the director of Yesterday, is perhaps among the very few British helmsmen who is internationally recognised for his genius. Who will forget his opening ceremony for the London Olympics? His last film Slumdog Millionaire was sheer joy, and now his latest high-concept movie, Yesterday, arrives in Rockbourne to delight us all. Master of the romantic comedy, writer Richard Curtis weaves his usual spell around a charming bitter-sweet story laced with memorable Beatles music. Here the nostalgia is not the currently popular yearning for a Britain that never existed, no, the Beatles definitely did exist, and they wrote some wonderful songs.
Jack Mallik, a not very successful musician, played with charming insouciance by Himesh Patel, using skill honed during years of acting on EastEnders, wakes from an accident to the realisation that he, alone in the whole world, remembers the Beatles. So, he pretends that the songs are his – who wouldn’t? There is a tear-inducing sequence in the film when he introduces Paul McCartney’s ‘Yesterday’ as his own. In addition to the superb directing and clever script, remember this is a ‘romantic comedy’ and nobody is better than Curtis at conjuring up love in unusual circumstances. And who is better than delightful Lily James at melting hearts and conquering audiences with her infinite charms.
OH, and Ed Sheeran pops up as himself.
Escape the (so far) gruesome autumn with us at Rockbourne film night.
Doors open 7:00pm, Film 7:30 £6, Supper 9:30 £6, wine £12/bottle
Pay at the door, last bookings 1200 Sunday 17th November
Next RVH Event: save the date Friday 13th December for ROCKBOURNE CHRISTMAS PARTY. Notice to follow: bookings will be accepted only with prior payment.