YESTERDAY movie

The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,711
edited February 12 in All Encompassing Trip
I haven't been too excited to see many new movies over the last few years but I'm blown away at the potential this one has. Holy shit what a great, and unique, idea:



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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,217
    Interesting. I can be slow, but a little confused about what the accident has to do with it. Is it all a dream? Do the Beatles not exist to anyone and he dreamed about the music? Am I way off?
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 17,044
    edited February 13
    Saw this earlier. 
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,711
    Interesting. I can be slow, but a little confused about what the accident has to do with it. Is it all a dream? Do the Beatles not exist to anyone and he dreamed about the music? Am I way off?
    Don't ask questions Cliff! 

    I think there was some sort of cataclysmic event that wiped the Beatles from the entire world's history.....except for this guy's memory. Or something like that.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,711
    Hub. said:
    The pitch already existed :


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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 9,741
    that actually looks pretty interesting.
  • mpedonempedone Posts: 344
    Interesting. I can be slow, but a little confused about what the accident has to do with it. Is it all a dream? Do the Beatles not exist to anyone and he dreamed about the music? Am I way off?
    Don't ask questions Cliff! 

    I think there was some sort of cataclysmic event that wiped the Beatles from the entire world's history.....except for this guy's memory. Or something like that.
    Yeah, I'm guessing he was knocked out, or something while everyone else had they're brains lightly scrambled.

    Or, maybe it's all a Jacob's Ladder scenario, and this film is going to be way darker than anyone anticipated.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,711
    edited February 13
    ^
    Would love it to go a darker route.

    My only concern is with this coming out in Summer and it being too much fluff and poppy instead of introspective and artsy like a Fall release would usually mean. Does that make sense? I think it's such a great idea for a movie that I'm just scared Hollywood will find a way to screw it the fuck up....
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    This looks awesome.  At a minimum the soundtrack will be great.  
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,904
    This looks awesome.  At a minimum the soundtrack will be great.  
    Soundtrack looks like it will be the lead actor doing Beatles covers.
    Might be better versions of those songs elsewhere. ;)
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  • mpedonempedone Posts: 344
    ^
    Would love it to go a darker route.

    My only concern is with this coming out in Summer and it being too much fluff and poppy instead of introspective and artsy like a Fall release would usually mean. Does that make sense? I think it's such a great idea for a movie that I'm just scared Hollywood will find a way to screw it the fuck up....
    Well, the darker route is the entire movie taking place in the last moment before he dies, so I'd rather they not go that dark. That said, I think I get what you mean - he's basically stealing an entire catalog of music from a group, and there are moral and ethical implications to that. The trailer seems to hint at some of that (he keeps trying to say he didn't write these songs, has some conflicted moments), but is also set up to be a RomCom between him and the school teacher.

    I think this concept could also be a great way to explore the inner demons many of our favorite singers have faced - the insecurities and anxieties and impostor syndrome - he's a singer-songwriter who suddenly becomes a mega-star, but he didn't write the songs. He keeps trying to tell people this, but no one believes him. Paul and the Gang show up to reclaim their music, but only when no one else is around. Hallucinations? Maybe, but as the movie goes on, they get more and more frequent. He tries to "fix" himself with distractions (drugs, booze, parties, sex), but they get angrier and stronger, leading to a final confrontation where he (and us the audience) finally discover whether or not they're real, at which point the movie can still go a couple of directions. If they're real, he's a fake, and has to face this. If they're hallucinations, he has to face the fact that he DID write these songs, and deal with that.

    But yeah, summer movie, probably a RomCom. Could be fun, but yeah, probably not as good as it could be.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,964
    I had no idea about a film's weightiness being tied to a seasonal release.  This one looks quite interesting in theory and the music (re)done very well.

    Looking forward to seeing it sometime in 2020 whenever it's picked up Netflix or Amazon!
  • JbarkerJbarker AlbertaPosts: 528
    edited February 13

    "Hey Dude, Dudeedudeedudee..."

    LOL

  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    edited February 13
     Poncier said:
    This looks awesome.  At a minimum the soundtrack will be great.  
    Soundtrack looks like it will be the lead actor doing Beatles covers.
    Might be better versions of those songs elsewhere. ;)

    I'm just trying to follow the spirit of the movie.  Back off! ;)  
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 3,610
    mpedone said:
    Interesting. I can be slow, but a little confused about what the accident has to do with it. Is it all a dream? Do the Beatles not exist to anyone and he dreamed about the music? Am I way off?
    Don't ask questions Cliff! 

    I think there was some sort of cataclysmic event that wiped the Beatles from the entire world's history.....except for this guy's memory. Or something like that.
    Yeah, I'm guessing he was knocked out, or something while everyone else had they're brains lightly scrambled.

    Or, maybe it's all a Jacob's Ladder scenario, and this film is going to be way darker than anyone anticipated.
    My guess is it is one of those things where the plot is completely unrealistic, but that is the point. This looks like a great movie, just don't go in expecting some sort of scientific answers behind why The Beatles don't exist. Just meant to be fun.
    That is my guess.
  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,402
    Are the fab4 alive and just never formed the band?
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  • JbarkerJbarker AlbertaPosts: 528
    Mostly a fantastical vehicle to drum up some dormant Beatles love. Like a rolling stone I dig it.
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,904
    ed243421 said:
    Are the fab4 alive and just never formed the band?
    The scene where James Corden says "I've got 2 men who claim that the songs are theirs" and you see a set of barefoot feet and a set of shod feet must be alluding to Macca and Ringo.
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,402
    Didn’t see that 

    interested to see where they go with that 


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    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
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    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,402
    But the cordon show seems to be early after he is discovered

    we also see scenes where he is the biggest rock star in the world after the cordon show


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    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 17,044
    Jbarker said:
    Mostly a fantastical vehicle to drum up some dormant Beatles love. Like a rolling stone I dig it.
    Dormant? I wouldn't exactly use that word
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  • Hub.Hub. Posts: 1,932
    edited February 14
    Hub. said:
    The pitch already existed :



    Sorry! I didn't find any version with subs. :-/

    The story is: What if Johnny Halliday (a famous French rocker who, btw, died last year) had never existed?
    Fabrice is a big - perhaps the biggest - fan of Jean-Philippe Smet, better known as Johnny Hallyday, the greatest rocker France has ever produced. After being hit at the head, he's waking up in a world in which Jean-Pilippe has never made it as a rockstar. He will then have to reverse the situation.


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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,711
    I will be seeing this tomorrow. We rarely go to the movies anymore so I'm really hoping this will be good. Tried to stay away from reviews but the fact that I haven't randomly come across good ones or seen any of their commercials with legit good reviewer quotes in them has me worried. 
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,904
    You're seeing Yesterday tomorrow? How confusing.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,175
    Watched the trailer a few times and it looks like fun.
    Sure it will be sappy love movie sprinkled with Beatles songs....but hope there is a good movie there.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,399
    I'm gonna see it although I'm hearing it's getting mixed reviews.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,711
    Welp.
    It was about what I was expecting and not what I was hoping for after first seeing the trailer. First half was really interesting, funny, and heartfelt. Then they rushed the second half and turned into a romantic comedy for the most part. 

    Oh well. I still recommend it just for the music. That actor can actually sing a little bit.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,711
    mpedone said:
    ^
    Would love it to go a darker route.

    My only concern is with this coming out in Summer and it being too much fluff and poppy instead of introspective and artsy like a Fall release would usually mean. Does that make sense? I think it's such a great idea for a movie that I'm just scared Hollywood will find a way to screw it the fuck up....
    Well, the darker route is the entire movie taking place in the last moment before he dies, so I'd rather they not go that dark. That said, I think I get what you mean - he's basically stealing an entire catalog of music from a group, and there are moral and ethical implications to that. The trailer seems to hint at some of that (he keeps trying to say he didn't write these songs, has some conflicted moments), but is also set up to be a RomCom between him and the school teacher.

    I think this concept could also be a great way to explore the inner demons many of our favorite singers have faced - the insecurities and anxieties and impostor syndrome - he's a singer-songwriter who suddenly becomes a mega-star, but he didn't write the songs. He keeps trying to tell people this, but no one believes him. Paul and the Gang show up to reclaim their music, but only when no one else is around. Hallucinations? Maybe, but as the movie goes on, they get more and more frequent. He tries to "fix" himself with distractions (drugs, booze, parties, sex), but they get angrier and stronger, leading to a final confrontation where he (and us the audience) finally discover whether or not they're real, at which point the movie can still go a couple of directions. If they're real, he's a fake, and has to face this. If they're hallucinations, he has to face the fact that he DID write these songs, and deal with that.

    But yeah, summer movie, probably a RomCom. Could be fun, but yeah, probably not as good as it could be.
    Your idea would have made for a much better movie. You should be a screenwriter. 

    Also-Kate McKinnon sucked in her role.
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  • ledveddermanledvedderman Posts: 7,738
    edited July 1
    The whole movie boils down to a line a woman says that the world is just a generally better place with the music of the Beatles in it. I enjoyed the movie and I’m sure I’ll see it again. 

    I didn't care for one scene towards the end by the sea. That felt a bit forced. But that will make sense when you see it. 
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