Genre:  Comedy, Romance
Running Time:  116 min.
Release Date: June 28, 2019
DVD: September 24, 2019
Blu-ray: September 24, 2019
VOD: September 24, 2019
Digital: September 10, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 4.46
based on 310 votes and 108 reviews
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Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran, Ana de Armas


Struggling musician Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) works part time at a warehouse, stocking shelves. He hates his job, but has just about decided to give up his musical career and go back to teaching. As he's riding his bicycle home after a gig, the world suffers a 12-second blackout, during which Jack, unable to see, rides into the path of a bus. He survives, but soon discovers slight changes in the world after waking up. The biggest change for him is that no one seems to know of The Beatles, after he plays one of their hit songs for his friends, including his best friend, Ellie (Lily James).

He races home and finds no notice of them on the internet, so he sets about writing down the lyrics for all the songs he can remember. When he begins to play their music in public, he soon attracts attention, including from Ed Sheeran, who hires him as his opening act. As Jack's star rises higher and higher, his fame explodes. However, the higher his star rises, the further he finds himself separated from Ellie, the one friend who believed in him his whole life.

Director: Danny Boyle
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Richard Curtis, Danny Boyle, Bernie Bellew, Matthew James Wilkinson
Screenplay: Richard Curtis
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  • 4 stars "Better than I expected. Surprisingly funny and no bad language that I recall. A nice love story as well without the sex scenes . Also the covers of the many Beatles songs were good enough. Decided to see it after seeing the trailer and very glad I did."
  • 5 stars "Absolutely loved this movie. An interesting concept for a movie that was great entertainment. Didn't want to leave the Theatre!!"
  • 5 stars "GREAT premise, GREAT music, funny, and very sweet ending"