This was advertised on the side of buses as ‘The feel good film of the summer’. This normally means that you should park your brains in a foyer locker on the way in. And that would be a good tactic on this occasion as well. However if you want a ‘Feel Good’ experience then this is for you. And me too.
The basic storyline is that Jack Malik is a pop swamp animal operating, unsuccessfully, at seaside pub level. During a 12 second global electric shutdown Malik is knocked off his bike and is the only man alive who remembers the Beatles. Whilst with a group of friends he sings Yesterday and they are totally bowled over believing that Malik really is a genius who wrote the song.
The rest of the film is a jog-trot through the Beatles considerable repertoire with Malik turbocharged into world stardom. There is a delightful romcom element and pangs of despair as he reviews his fraudulent behaviour. It all ends happily ever after: as it should.
I loved it and enjoyed picking my brains up from the foyer locker afterwards.