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MOVIE: Fab four stars for Yesterday

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 6:00pm
MOVIE: Fab four stars for Yesterday
MOVIE: Fab four stars for Yesterday

YOU’LL find it hard to read a better set up for a movie than ‘Yesterday’. 

A struggling musician has an accident, bangs his head and when he wakes up, he’s the only person in the world who has heard of the Beatles or their music. Genius!

So now we need the perfect writer to execute this clever idea, enter Richard Curtis, and the perfect director to pull it all together, enter Danny Boyle. Acting talent is supplied by Himesh Patel of Eastenders fame and love interest Lily James channeling her best Keira Knightley (they are strangely similar). 

Both Patel and James are excellent in the lead roles, and aside from that, the only other thing you need to know about this movie is that there are 17 Beatles songs that feature, all classics, all woven skillfully and seamlessly into the story. 

Oh, and there’s an appearance from Ed Sheeran, luckily playing himself, as the wee ginger genius is equally as bad at acting as he is good at songwriting. The big story question is: what will our hero do with the classic tunes now at his disposal, will he exploit them for world domination or tell the truth, and as with all Richard Curtis scripts, will he get the girl in the end? 

So don’t let me down, let’s all come together and buy a ticket to ride the ‘Yesterday’ cinematic experience. If you enjoy it enough, get back for another screening. We award it a review score of four fab stars. 

On a very different non-musical note, we also recommend ‘In Fabric’, the story of a haunted red dress that terrorises its owners, written and directed by Peter Strickland. 

This off the wall horror comedy is truly bonkers but equally gripping, scary, and at times, hilarious. Set against the backdrop of a quirky department store, with a cast that includes Hayley Squires and Marianne Jean-Baptiste, it’s probably not like anything you’ve ever seen before. 

But take a risk on this offbeat offering and we think you will be handsomely rewarded. We award it a review score of 4 well fitting stars.

Paul O’Rourke

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