Yesterday (12A)



Comedy (2019)
116mins UK

Starring: Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ana de Armas, Himesh Patel, Ed Sheeran
Director: Danny Boyle
Writer(s): Richard Curtis
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Struggling singer-songwriter Jack Malik is barely one step down the long and winding road to success with his childhood friend and manager, Ellie. After a hard day's night of gigging to almost no reply, Jack cycles home to his parents in Clacton-on-Sea and collides with a bus during a 12-second blackout. When he emerges from his golden slumbers in hospital, Jack discovers that no one - except for him - remembers The Beatles.

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Yesterday (12A)

I'm a sucker for a sweet, heartfelt romantic comedy and since Four Weddings And A Funeral in 1994, scriptwriter Richard Curtis has been a taste of honey with beautifully judged stories of amour fou across the class divide. Yesterday directed by Danny Boyle should continue that winning streak, casting Himesh Patel and Lily James as best friends, whose paths diverge after a nasty bout of pop culture amnesia ripples across the universe, erasing all memory of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr...

Yesterday. Copyright: Universal Pictures. Caption: Himesh Patel as Jack Malik in Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle. Photo: Jonathan Prime. All Rights Reserved.I don't want to spoil the party but this is probably my least favourite Curtis script. I will admit, there are a couple of gorgeous, heart-tugging scenes that did genuinely please, please me, including a farewell at a train station that culminates in James' schoolteacher lamenting, "I've wasted half of my life waiting for you to love me". Ed Sheeran also has a blast in a colourful supporting role - let it be known, the chart-topping musician can gleefully poke fun at himself - but you can see the heavy-lifting on screen from gifted co-stars Kate McKinnon and Joel Fry.

Struggling singer-songwriter Jack Malik (Patel) is barely one step down the long and winding road to success with his childhood friend and manager, Ellie (James). After a hard day's night of gigging to almost no reply, Jack cycles home to his parents (Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal) in Clacton-on-Sea and collides with a bus during a 12-second blackout. When he emerges from his golden slumbers in hospital, Jack discovers that no one - except for him - remembers The Beatles. He tries to act naturally as he performs a rendition of Yesterday for Ellie and pals Lucy (Ellise Chappell), Nick (Harry Michell) and Rocky (Fry). They fail to dig it and it's all too much for Jack. "It's one of the greatest songs ever written!" he gushes like a little child. With a little help from his friends, Jack becomes a viral sensation by passing off The Beatles' back catalogue as his words of love. Jack says hello, goodbye to anonymity after cutthroat American agent Debra Hammer (McKinnon) offers him a ticket to ride the helter skelter to global superstardom. Ed Sheeran becomes a mentor - "You're Mozart, I'm Salieri!" - as Jack inspires fans to come together behind him as the face of a rock and roll music revolution here, there and everywhere. Every little thing Jack does takes him further away from Ellie. He eventually realises that there's a place for him back in Clacton-on-Sea and he needs to get back to the girl, who believed in him when he was a nowhere man.

I want to tell you that Yesterday is a feel-good chart-topping hit but something is missing that should make me want to feverishly twist and shout from the rooftops about director Boyle's picture. Oddly, I wasn't sufficiently invested in Jack any time at all to make me root for him on his magical mystery tour to secondhand fame and fortune. I've got a feeling that fans of Curtis' other films including Love Actually and Notting Hill will turn out in droves regardless of its many faults.

- Jo Planter

Yesterday. Copyright: Universal Pictures. Caption: Himesh Patel as Jack Malik in Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle. Photo: Jonathan Prime. All Rights Reserved.


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From Friday 16th August
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- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Addlestone, The Light Cinema, Addlestone
- Altrincham, Everyman Altrincham
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Banbury, Odeon Banbury
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Maltings Theatre And Cinema
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Bishop's Stortford, Empire Bishop's Stortford
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Everyman Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Burgess Hill, The Orion Cinema, Burgess Hill
- Burnham-on-Sea, Ritz
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Canterbury, Curzon Canterbury
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardigan, Theatr Mwldan
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Colchester, Curzon Colchester
- Colwyn Bay, Theatr Colwyn And Cinema
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Showcase Cinema De Lux Coventry
- Cromer, Regal Movieplex
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Derby, Showcase Cinema De Lux Derby
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Dunstable, Grove Theatre
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Lothian Road
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Fakenham, Central Cinema Fakenham
- Farnham, Farnham Maltings
- Frome, Westway
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Everyman Glasgow
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gloucester, Gloucester Guildhall
- Gorey, Movies@Gorey
- Grantham, Savoy Cinema
- Greenhithe, Showcase Cinema De Lux Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harrogate, Odeon Harrogate
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Haverhill, Haverhill Arts Centre
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- Hereford, Richard Booth's Bookshop
- Hereford, The Courtyard Herefordshire's Centre For The Arts
- Herne Bay, Kavanagh Cinema
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Ilfracombe, Embassy Cinema
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Keswick, Alhambra Cinema
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Kingsbridge, Kings Cinema
- Knutsford, Curzon Knutsford
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leicester
- Leiston, Leiston Film Theatre
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Littlehampton, Windmill Cinema
- Liverpool, Everyman Liverpool
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside Cinema
- Northallerton, The Forum
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Broadway Cinema
- Nottingham, Showcase Cinema De Lux Nottingham
- Okehampton, Carlton Cinema
- Oswestry, Kinokulture
- Oxford, Curzon Oxford
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Oxted, Everyman Oxted
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Penzance, Savoy
- Peterborough, Showcase Cinema De Lux Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Potters Bar, Wyllyotts Theatre
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Showcase Cinema De Lux Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Royston, Royston Picture Palace
- Rushden, Cineworld Rushden Lakes
- Saffron Walden, Saffron Screen
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Sheffield, Curzon Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Southampton, Showcase Cinema De Lux Southampton
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, MacRobert Arts Centre
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- St Ives, The Royal
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Everyman Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, The Welfare
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Torrington, The Plough Arts Centre
- Truro, Plaza Cinema
- Uckfield, Picturehouse Uckfield
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Weston-super-Mare, Cineworld Weston-Super-Mare
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Woodbridge, The Riverside
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- York, City Screen Picturehouse
- York, Everyman York
- York, Vue York
From Friday 23rd August
To Thursday 29th August

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Aberfeldy, Birks Cinema
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Addlestone, The Light Cinema, Addlestone
- Altrincham, Everyman Altrincham
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Banbury, Odeon Banbury
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Berkhamsted, The Rex Cinema
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Bishop's Stortford, Empire Bishop's Stortford
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Bodmin, Capitol Cinema
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Burnham-on-Sea, Ritz
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Buxton, Pavilion Arts Centre
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardigan, Theatr Mwldan
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Cromer, Regal Movieplex
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Derby, Showcase Cinema De Lux Derby
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Dunstable, Grove Theatre
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Lothian Road
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Fakenham, Central Cinema Fakenham
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Frome, Westway
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Cinema De Lux Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harrogate, Odeon Harrogate
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hawkhurst, Kino Hawkhurst
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- Hertford, Hertford Theatre
- Hexham, Forum Cinema
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Holyhead, Ucheldre Centre
- Honiton, The Beehive
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Ilfracombe, Embassy Cinema
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Kingsbridge, Kings Cinema
- Lancaster, The Dukes
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leatherhead, Leatherhead Theatre
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Limerick, Vue Limerick
- Liverpool, Everyman Liverpool
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Picturehouse At FACT
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Melton Mowbray, Regal Cinema
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Showcase Cinema De Lux Nottingham
- Okehampton, Carlton Cinema
- Oxford, Curzon Oxford
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Penzance, Savoy
- Peterborough, Showcase Cinema De Lux Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Showcase Cinema De Lux Reading
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rushden, Cineworld Rushden Lakes
- Rye, Kino Rye
- Saffron Walden, Saffron Screen
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Sandwich, Empire Cinema
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, Curzon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Southampton, Showcase Cinema De Lux Southampton
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- St Ives, The Royal
- Stockport, Heaton Moor Savoy
- Stockport, The Plaza Theatre
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Everyman Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Truro, Plaza Cinema
- Wadebridge, The Regal
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Winchester, Everyman Winchester
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- York, City Screen Picturehouse
- York, Everyman York
- York, Vue York


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