This film is a modern day twist of a fantasy situation where the Beatles never existed to almost everyone, except the lead character and a couple of others. The writers included several references that die hard Beatles fans would pickup on. To name but a few, McCartney’s bare foot walk down to the stage in the James Corden interview scene, and the debut of Jack’s album in the concert on the Rooftop of the hotel on the beach.
I was emotionally moved when Jack and Rocky go to Liverpool, having been to many of those sites almost 30 years ago in person. In a recent appearance on the Late Show with Steven Colbert, Paul McCartney said “It was a pretty good plug for me, and I thought it was a nice movie.”
The story, the actors, photography and sound were brilliant. This was an absolute must own for my collection.
So there's this guy ... I can't remember his name. He rams his bike into a car (or maybe it was a truck) and it messes his teeth up. This girl who's liked him her entire life still hangs around even though his mouth is now a gaping hole. He finally gets his teeth fixed and then he starts playing songs by The Beetles and nobody knows the songs. Typical Millenials. Somehow, more people hear these songs and they're as dumb as his original friends. So now, Gappy McTeethmissing decides to become a huge star playing Beetles songs and acting like he wrote them. Some red-headed guy starts being his friend now that he has teeth. Finally, Captain Faketeeth starts feeling guilty about all this and goes to meet one of the Beetles (probably Ringo ... I'm about as clueless on The Beetles as his friends are) Ringo tells him to knock this crap off or he's going to sue him so Nothing But Gums quits playing Beetles songs and I guess he marries that girl that's always liked him. They definitely have sex, that much I remember. Then that song "Hey Dude" plays for like 30 minutes and the movie's over.
We love this surreal vision of a future without the Beatles where one guy remembers how to play and sing all their songs. It is a beautiful love story and we found ourselves singing the songs from the move days after. Himesh Pattel and Lilly James are well suited for the roles along with their co-stars. It was a total feel good movie and we have watched it three times since we brought it home. :)
I grew up with the Beatles. I've always loved the Beatles. I anticipated this movie knowing only that it was about the only person on earth who know of The Beatles. I purposely do not read reviews until after I see a movie and can only say that the reviewers didn't "get it".
This was a very unique story with well thought out characters and, in the end, a very nice message. The music was great andI enjoyed it immensely. No spoilers here, just a recommendation to kick back and enjoy this magical mystery tour.
We bought this for my grandma and all watched as a family. It was excellent and has everyone singing along. Great plot and funny main characters. Moral of the story was staying true to who you are is the best path to happiness.
Probably requires at least a working knowledge of the Beatles, their songs and their history; sweet love story with very good chemistry between Patel and James with enough twists and turns to keep it interesting along the ride; Kate McKinnon chews scenery with gusto; Sheeran is perhaps a bit too natural but gives legitimacy to plot; EXCELLENT extras of deleted scenses and music videos