The story - What would YOU do if you were a singer/songwriter and one day no one remembered one of the most famous bands in the world? I loved where this story went. The ending surprised me, and that almost never happens. I had no idea they were going to wrap it up the way they did, assuming they'd go the old, expected route that so many before it have taken.
Not only did it surprise me in the ending, but the story was heartfelt, funny, and fantastic. The characters felt real, and Ed Sheeran did an amazing job at poking fun at himself. Every time I thought I knew what was coming next, they took a different turn, all the way up to Jack following an address given to him after he really makes it big.
It's a fantastic story, and I'm so glad it's been told.
The directing - This movie had a lot of interesting camera angles that I ended up kind of loving. It gave it that *other* feeling that certain movies have. It's unique, fun, and different.
The acting - WHAT A TALENTED CAST! I can't gush enough about how I loved them all, but especially Himesh Patel, who is a wonderful lead (if somewhat new to the big screen). As many jokes as they made about him not being a handsome man, I'm fully in love. Kate McKinnon, to no one's surprise, kills it with her quirky take on a California manager ready to offer Jack the "poison cup" of money, fame, and everything he's ever dreamed of. Joel Fry is quirky, gangly, slightly out-there friend Rocky, and I loved every minute he was on screen.
The chemistry between all the characters is fantastic.
While, as I said above, I LOVE how it ended, I was surprised by it (in a good way), but a bit bummed, too.
***SPOILERSSSS***** Because the Beatles never come back. That made me sad. ****END SPOILERS*****
4 solid, hearty feathers
Go see Yesterday. Unless you hate the Beatles.
And all good things.
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