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.
A Study of the Most Popular Beatle Songs The saga is of the spirit of youth – what it can be, should be, or probably not to be. What is important is that this film is joyously filled with the soul of the Beatles – reincarnated songs are masterfully woven into the plot line and presented with their unique style and flavor The rare energy of the film is that it catches the wonderful nature of the essence of youth and all their hope for the future. In the end, Jack finally finds his way to love and happiness. See the film through to the end of the “Ending Credits” to relish a great rendition of “Hey ” And, then hang in there for another 3 minutes to enjoy an Alternative Ending which is very catchy.
Cute movie. I appreciate movies like this one due to its having an original idea. I am weary of new movies coming out which simply re-hash the same old story-lines. Also, if you enjoy the music of the Beatles, you will enjoy this. The actors playing the key roles are not your typical pretty faces, but instead average looking down-to-earth characters, both in appearance and actions. Even the ending was not something you knew would happen when you were halfway through the movie (also refreshing in an age of re-makes). Note: the Blu-ray does contain an alternate ending in its special features. The only flaw I found was that a historical figure in the movie, although spot-on in facial appearance, was about 6 inches shorter than the character being portrayed. This is a minor grievance, but one that, for some reason, bothered me (especially when it could have been easily corrected with any of various techniques available). Again, it helps if you are a Beatles fan and know some of the history in order to fully appreciate some of the references in the movie.
I love this movie, a unique approach to give the Beatles music a new avenue. The music was great, Himesh Patel did a great job performing the songs and it was funny, entertaining and emotional. The way they brought John Lennon into the movies was just amazing, very unexpected, and I loved the role Ed Sheeran played. One I can watch again and again.
A friend dragged me to see this with her at the theater. It didn't sound interesting to me at all, and I'm not a Beatles fan. I went with her for her sake, and left the theater deciding that it is easily one of my favorite films of 2019. It's not perfect, but the sci-fi element is quite fun. I like the renditions of these Beatles songs more than the original Beatles song. Like I could actually listen to these versions of the songs on a random day, whereas I never will with the originals. I'd say this was a successful film in regard to trying to take classics and make them fresh for a new generation, as I believe this was a large part of the goal of the film - to keep the music alive. The story itself is mostly cute and sometimes funny with some mediocre stuff here and there. This original story had fantastic potential and some was missed, but the ideas still come across. Overall, I suggest you give this movie a try even if it sounds like you would never enjoy it. I thought I would hate it, and I like to put it on now especially on a gloomy day to cheer up the household.