Yesterday (2019)

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  A WORLD WITHOUT BEATLES SONGS IN “YESTERDAY” TRAILER



 

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles.  Today, only Jack remembers their songs. And he’s about to become a very big deal. Watch the brand new trailer for Universal Pictures’ new comedy Yesterday from the Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire.

 


 

From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

 

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

 

Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs) joins celebrated screenwriter Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) for the new comedy Yesterday from Working Title starring Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Baby Driver), Himesh Patel (BBC’sEastEnders, Damned) and Kate McKinnon (TV’s Saturday Night Live).

 

In Philippine cinemas June 26, Yesterday is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph  and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/  

 

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  • Mans147Mans147 Member Volleyball Vanguard
    Danny Boyle makes a film full of Beatles' songs? That's practically a guarantee that it will be a good movie (at the very least). The part of the trailer were they played the first line of Something nalaglag na ang panga ko
  • drei221drei221 Headbang PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    A good plagiarism movie. Danny Boyle plus all the Beatles hit is enough to watch the movie. Magkano kaya binayad nila to use the Fab Four songs?!
  • Mans147Mans147 Member Volleyball Vanguard
    Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis use a lot of music from British artists in their films so they're pretty much aware of paying royalties, etc. At kung magbabayad at magbabayad lang din naman para sa pag gamit ng mga kanta, dun ka na sa best of the best. 
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    ROM-COM “YESTERDAY” IS DANNY BOYLE’S LOVE LETTER TO THE BEATLES

     

    From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes Yesterday, a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.




    In the film, Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

     

    Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy-winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

     

    As Danny Boyle remembers it, Richard Curtis had sent him the script without revealing much about it. “I read it through in one sitting and emailed straight back with a phrase I love that Coleridge used about Wordsworth,” Boyle says. “I wrote, ‘This is unborrowed genius.’”

     

    Still, before Boyle would put his name to the romantic comedy, he had to be sure he would have complete freedom to make the film he wanted to make. “When Danny came ’round to see us, he asked if he could audition for the film, which of course is an absurd idea,” Curtis says. “But what he was doing was checking whether the ideas he felt strongly about were acceptable to us. If they weren’t, he wouldn’t do it. He pitched the film he wanted to make right back at us.”  

     

    For Boyle, Curtis and the other filmmakers, the primary and constant goal with Yesterday was to fuse the emotional truth of The Beatles’ music with a love story worthy of their songs. “Somebody said something about the number of times the word ‘love’ appears in The Beatles’ songs compared to the Bible,” Boyle says. “By some extraordinary margin, The Beatles win hands down. I hope that’s what people will take out of this film: that it’s a love story. So where better to go for a love story than The Beatles? A dual love story. A love story to this music, which is a part of world culture now, and a beautiful unexpected love story that runs alongside it that benefits from the story arc that takes you on such a roller-coaster journey.”

     

    It is also a film about limitless possibilities, the idea that, even when something has been lost, you can regain it. For Boyle, The Beatles’ music represents the fundamental moment where the world came out of a half century of world war and was reborn. “It shifted the world on its axis when the people were given the power of their instincts, about art, love and poetry,” Boyle says. “All those things that can be in those songs fundamentally changed the world to the force of movement…toward the teenager and the glory of pop sensibility. People decided to live. All because of these four guys.”

     

    In Philippine cinemas July 24Yesterday is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph  and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/. Use the hashtag #YesterdayMovie  

     

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    Be among the first to see #YesterdayMovie on July 15 & 16


  • Mans147Mans147 Member Volleyball Vanguard
    forg said:

    Be among the first to see #YesterdayMovie on July 15 & 16


    Nice! I saw this on YT. Cool promo for the film.


  • scout_yellowscout_yellow Sing! PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I really enjoyed this movie. It's a nice homage to The Beatles. It's a good romcom. 
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    CROWD-PLEASING ROM-COM “YESTERDAY” HOLDS SNEAKS JULY 15 & 16

     

    MANILA, July 10, 2019 --  Critics are calling it the “feel-fantastic movie of the year!”  Be among the first to watch Universal Pictures’ Yesterday as it holds special, whole-day sneak previews on July 15 & 16 in selected cinemas nationwide.

     


     

    The sneaks are designed to give Beatles fans and romantic-comedy squads an early treat as Yesterday is due to open wide across the Philippines on July 24 yet.

     

    Tickets to the sneaks will be at regular admission prices.  Moviegoers are advised to check the social pages of their favorite cinemas for the screening schedule.


    Yesterday is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph  and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/. Use the hashtag #YesterdayMoviePH  


     

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    LILY JAMES IN “YESTERDAY”: WHEN FRIENDSHIP TAKES A ROMANTIC TURN

     

    Hot-off two acclaimed musical films Baby Driver and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Lily James now stars in Universal Pictures’ new music-filled romantic comedy Yesterday.  





    James first came to prominence on the small screen starring as Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey before making the leap into film with Wrath of the Titans. Her career has continued to flourish, and with recent critically acclaimed performances in Darkest Hour, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Baby Driver, she was a canny choice to play Ellie, the young schoolteacher/manager/long-suffering friend of Jack Malik (Himesh Patel).

     

    In the film, Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

     

    The heart of Yesterday’s narrative is the story of these two characters who have grown up together—and who have an inseparable bond—but whose friendship takes a different turn when the extraordinary happens. “Whether you’re a huge Beatles fan or not, this is the type of concept that anyone can enjoy,” James says. “The film is about friendship, romance, family, success and music, which brings everyone together. It dives into what it really means to be successful and happy.”

     

    Introducing us to her character, James continues: “Ellie loves her vibrant, busy and hectic life in Suffolk. She is basically Jack’s manager, driver and roadie, all in one whilst also being a teacher. They’re inseparable; they’ve been best friends for their whole lives, but Ellie is also very much in love with him. So, when Jack becomes focused on his music, their romance is put on the backburner.”

     

    For Jack, Ellie is the keystone to his own happiness, even if he’s a little slow to realize it. “Ellie is Jack’s rock,” Patel says. “They’ve been best friends since they were kids, and she’s believed in him from the moment she saw him singing ‘Wonderwall’ at a school assembly. She knew he was special, not only as a musician but as a person.

     

    “As they’ve grown up, Jack has always been ignorant about the fact that Ellie has wanted more,” Patel continues. “She supports him in the most brilliant way and hopes he’ll open his eyes and see that they’re meant to be together. Ellie is the complete antithesis to the world of popstars, record labels and Hollywood. She’s a humble school teacher from a sleepy town in the east of England, and she’s happy with that because she knows she loves Jack and that’s all she needs.”

     

    For James, working from Richard Curtis’ script under Boyle’s direction was a dream come true “Danny was so good about capturing the feeling of the early Beatles,” she says. “He brought back that spark in the music that the whole world fell in love with. Danny was full of energy and passionate about the project. He’s a huge Beatles fan, so we all knew the story was in the perfect hands.

     

    “In true Richard Curtis form, the story made my heart swell and was hilarious,” James contines. “He’s a master at capturing what’s good and hopeful about life. I grew up watching his films; I know every word in Love, ActuallyNotting Hill may be my favorite film of all time, so to be in a film that Richard wrote and to be around him every day was a total dream.”

     

    Yesterday is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph  and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/. Use the hashtag #YesterdayMoviePH  

     

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    MUSIC ARTISTS ROCK THE PHILIPPINE PREMIERE OF “YESTERDAY”

     

    They rocked, we rolled.  Pinoy music artists celebrated Beatlemania in the star-studded Philippine premiere of Universal Pictures’ Yesterday, held recently at the Gateway Atmos Cinema in Quezon City.   

     

    Guests came for the love of the Fab Four whose timeless music figures prominently in the acclaimed romantic comedy starring Lily James, newcomer Himesh Patel and pop superstar Ed Sheeran.

     

    Check out the red carpet photos below and watch Yesterday in Philippine cinemas July 24.




    Universal Pictures would like to thank MYX and Gateway Cineplex for their support in mounting the premiere.

     


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