Needless to say, if you are a fan of The Beatles, then this is a movie you’ll want to check out.
While it’s not a full on movie musical, several songs are performed on screen, by actor Himesh Patel himself.
The premise of the movie is in itself a lot of fun, and you’ll want to see how it all plays out.
There’s also a running joke related to the premise; that also involves google, that I found to be quite entertaining.
Besides being able to pull off those Beatles songs for the movie, watching Himesh Patel’s character Jack Malik navigate through this whole experience is a lot of fun. There’s also that little bit of thrill, since you know what he’s trying to pull off here.
Lily James is simply a delight in this movie. ‘nuff said.
The supporting cast from Joel Fry, Kate Mckinnon, and even Ed Sheeran, were all good in this movie as well.
There’s a particular surprise that’s revealed before the final act of the movie that caught me off guard in a very pleasant way.
Despite the lighthearted and “what if” nature of this movie, there’s surprisingly a lot of thought provoking thematic messaging found in it. Things I’d like to discuss, but…. spoilers.
I’m a little divided with how they go about the conclusion to this story. It almost broke my overall enjoyment of the movie.
Have a strong suspension of disbelief when seeing this, that’s for sure.
Despite some fresh ideas found in this film, it still has a relatively predictable plot progression.
There are certain plot turns that should make the story even more complicated than it has to be, yet the movie seemed annoyingly afraid to actually tackle such things.
The movie can also feel a bit patronizing at times too.
There’s one particular scene that involves Ed Sheeran that kinda bugged me more than it should.
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