We received a Blu-Ray copy of the movie Yesterday for free to watch and review. Opinions are our own.
Allison and I watched the movie Yesterday for a date night movie night. This is a romantic comedy with an interesting premise. Our main character, Jack gets into an accident at the same time as a global blackout and when he wakes up he realizes that he is the only person who remembers The Beatles. Jack is a singer and songwriter. He takes his knowledge of The Beatles and becomes the greatest singer in the world. However, he soon realizes that this was not what he wanted after all.
The movie was pretty funny and I loved the moments where Jack searched for The Beatles online and there were other strange changes as well. Jack also has a manager in his friend Ellie. As things continue to play out he realizes that he truly loves her but has to figure out how to keep the trappings of fame from changing him completely. There are also some fun performances by Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran.
If you love The Beatles then you are going to be in for a treat in this movie. I loved watching it, I thought it was pretty clever and fun. Take a look at the trailer below to get an idea of the movie.p>
You can find even more about the movie below. There are plenty of great extras as well including several of the songs being sung by Hamish Patel who plays Jack. He does an excellent job with the songs.
COME TOGETHER WITH THE UNFORGETTABLE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES AND BREAKOUT PERFORMANCES BY HIMESH PATEL, LILY JAMES, KATE MCKINNON AND ED SHEERAN
IN THE FEEL-GOOD COMEDY
INCLUDES ORIGINAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCES NOT SEEN IN THEATERS, AN ALTERNATE OPENING AND ENDING, GAG REEL, LOADS OF DELETED SCENES AND MORE
ON DIGITAL SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Universal City, California, August 13, 2019 – Bring family and friends together with The Beatles’ music inspired film Yesterday, on Digital September 10, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand September 24, 2019. Jack’s life is changed forever when he discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers the music of The Beatles and must decide if he truly wants the spotlight, or if all he needs is love, after all. Filled with heart and humor from beginning to end, Yesterday on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital comes packed with exciting bonus features including deleted and extended scenes, live performances at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, an alternate opening and ending and several featurettes with the filmmakers and cast that take fans further into the charming story. Hailed as “Funny, original, and touching” (Patrick Stoner, “Flicks” WHYY-TV (PBS)), Yesterday is a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life. Stay in, “re-experience the Beatles’ songs as if they’re brand-new” (Mara Reinstein, Billboard) and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road this year with the perfect at-home movie night when you own Yesterday on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.
Yesterday – Soul Mates Bonus Feature Clip
In this clip from the bonus feature, “Soul Mates,” stars Lily James and Himesh Patel chat about the close friendship and romance between their characters Ellie and Jack in Yesterday.
Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter…but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack (Himesh Patel; BBC’s “EastEnders”) discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four’s songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie (Lily James; Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cinderella) – the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran also star in this romantic rock ‘n’ roll comedy from Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually).
Yesterday – Romantic Comedy Bonus Feature Clip
In this clip from the bonus feature, “A Talented Duo,” director Danny Boyle talks about the joys of working on a romantic comedy with writer and producer Richard Curtis and shows them behind the scenes on the set of Yesterday.
The soundtrack to YESTERDAY is available on digital/streaming services as well as CD from Capitol Records/Polydor Records. The album will be available on vinyl this Friday, August 16.
*DVD format includes over 35 minutes of bonus content
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTrA HD, BLU-RAY™, DVD & DIGITAL
- Alternate Opening*
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes
- Corden & Roxanne – Includes deleted performance by Himesh Patel of “Something”
- Late for School
- Nutters Italian Ice Cream
- Moscow Audience
- A Gonk
- W Hotel
- Jack Calls Ellie
- Hilary in the Mirror
- Nick and Carol
- Hazel’s Selfie
- Gag Reel*
- Live at Abbey Road Studios – Watch Himesh Patel perform “Yesterday”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, and “Let it Be” at Abbey Road Studios.
- “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
- “Let it Be”
- Ed Sheeran: From Stadium to Screen* – Acting in his first major role, Ed Sheeran reflects on his experiences making the movie.
- Agent of Comedy: Kate McKinnon* – Kate McKinnon shares how eager she was to play the role of “Debra Hammer” while the cast and crew reflect on the fun and energy that the queen of improvisational comedy brought to the set.
- A Talented Duo* – Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle, two of the most successful British filmmakers, team up for the first time.
- Playing for Real* – The re-interpreting of the Beatles songs was a huge undertaking for newcomer Himesh Patel. Learn how he spent months learning to play the songs perfectly as the production decided to take the more challenging route of recording the musical numbers live on set.
- Soul Mates* – Beyond the music and the laughs, the film is, of course, a love story. This piece looks at the relationship between Jack & Ellie and the actors playing them.
- A Conversation with Richard & Ed* – Long-term friends Richard Curtis and Ed Sheeran have a funny and informal chat about the making of YESTERDAY.
- Feature Commentary with Director Danny Boyle and Writer/Producer Richard Curtis
Yesterday will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack (4K Ultra HD+ Blu-ray™ + Digital). Bonus features on the 4K Ultra HD will all be delivered in stunning 4K resolution.
* Exclusive to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ & Digital
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