The Yesterday film, yes or no?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by MGSeveral, May 5, 2019.

  1. mc7t

    mc7t Forum Resident

    Stoke on Trent,UK
    Loved it, my other half loved it even more... She's now into The Beatles...winner! :goodie:
  2. lee59

    lee59 Member Envy

    Hollister, CA
    Going to see it this weekend.

    If it turns people on to The Beatles music, what could possibly be wrong??
  3. Arliss Renwick

    Arliss Renwick Forum Resident

    Vancouver, BC
    Saw it with with a bunch of friends (incl. one who’s also a die hard Beatles fanatic) and we loved it. Funny, light, nails the premise. A yes from me.
  4. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

    Vancouver, BC, CA
  5. culabula

    culabula Unread author.

    Belfast, Ireland

    Then you mean in the original version :D
  6. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    Sorry. In France VO means the film is its original language. I dont like watching English films in French. Just does not feel right.
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  7. Deek57

    Deek57 Forum Resident

    It's a Danny Boyle, so it's a must see.
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  8. culabula

    culabula Unread author.

    Belfast, Ireland

    No need to be sorry, just having you on. VO ne se dit pas du tout en anglais.

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  9. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger

    California Day
    You know, Cordon's got enough Xs there to share some with Sheeran. Danny Boyle, I don't have a problem with. He's made some good films, so I guess he can make some mistakes too.

    Anyway, this thing"s a big NO WAY for me. Anyone who likes it can have it, but its not gonna get my 10 dollars OR my 2 hours.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2019
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  10. Zbriscoe1

    Zbriscoe1 Forum Resident

    jacksonville, nc
    Ill probably wait for dvd to see this one. I think its interesting that the movie takes for granted that the beatles catalog would catapult a nobody to instant success.

    I think like all music its a product of its time. I think its begs the question would the beatles be as well received today ?

    Just a thought. Im sure most beatles fans would think so.
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  11. Evethingandnothing

    Evethingandnothing Forum Resident

    It's ok. All of the characters are a-holes at the start of the film and remain so to the end. There's no character development and no-one to like and no shocks. The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre it is not.
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  12. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    I didn't feel it did take that for granted. There's a lot of little steps in the process (including Ed Sheeran and his big-time manager and record company).
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2019
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  13. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yes, this was the problem I had with the original concept. The idea that the music would be huge without the 4 personalities involved, and in another time and place, is crazy. But if you can get past that, it is an enjoyable movie.
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  14. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

    Benton, Illinois
    post of the day.
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  15. Zbriscoe1

    Zbriscoe1 Forum Resident

    jacksonville, nc
    Oh as i said i hadnt seen it. The trailers were deceptive in that sense.
  16. cyril sneer

    cyril sneer Forum Resident

    Exeter, UK
    So basically the film is about a Beatles tribute act? - No thanks.
  17. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    It wasn’t too bad.
  18. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    I'd say the missed opportunity for the film would've been if he sang "Revolution", and people on the internet take it all wrong, and he becomes a pariah!
    " commentary, that is."
  19. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    The Forum Speaks (to date):
    89% like
    8% don't like
    3% not sure what "serious Beatles fans stay away but good date movie" falls under
  20. MGSeveral

    MGSeveral Forum Resident Thread Starter

    That might just be the issue!

    If it had been anybody else, I might just bless it with the benefit of doubt. As it is, I'm of the opposite thought. It doesn't mean it couldn't be good, just that it probably won't be.
  21. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

    Mahwah, NJ
    I hadn't considered the possibility of it being a Beatles gateway drug. Need to get my wife and kids there....
  22. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Houston, TX, USA
  23. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    So, it isn't.
  24. Joel1963

    Joel1963 Senior Member

    I liked it. It was charming.
  25. Mr-Beagle

    Mr-Beagle Forum Resident

    London, 'nuff said
    Damned with faint praise?

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