Over at That Shelf, I reviewed Danny Boyle’s romantic comedy Yesterday. After a freak global blackout, singer-songwriter Jack Malik realizes that he is the only person on Earth to remember The Beatles. Claiming their songs as his own, Jack is catapulted to stardom but is he ready to pay the cost that comes with fame? You can read my full thoughts on the film via the link below:
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The founder of Cinema Axis, Courtney is a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic who can frequently be heard discussing film as co-host of Frameline on Radio Regent. Courtney has contributed to several publications including Leonard Maltin, That Shelf, POV Magazine, In the Seats, Black Girl Nerds, and Comix Asylum. He has appeared on ET Canada and Hollywood Suite's Cinema A to Z. Courtney celebrates diversity in cinema as host of the Changing Reels podcast and is a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association, the Online Film Critics Society, and the African American Film Critics Association. He is also a Golden Globes International Voter.
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We completely saw the same movie and felt the same way.. I liked it..thought it was cute, but yeah overall I wanted more. 🙂
The film has its moments but it never fully capitalized on its brilliant premise.
It’s not without flaws, but to be honest, I liked it more than Danny Boyle’s other films. It’s a relief to have no world-building, no explanation no returnable franchise starting, just a simple love story. I get the faults, but I still like this kind of loose, friendly movie…
I can see why people enjoy the film as there is much to like. Plus, it is nice to see original ideas in a summer full of sequels. However, the love story missed the mark for me.
And I totally see what’s not to like here; a superficial story about two vaguely characterised people who can’t see the obvious atracction between them. And as you say, the music is too often the butt of jokes rather than given the chance to sing; Danny Boyle is no real fan of the music!
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