Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed... and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.
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- What’s the promise and burden of ‘making it big’ that Jack experiences?
- What scene, song, character or quote moved you the most?
- The movie imagines an alternate de-Beatled planet. Besides the missing songs, what else in our culture would have changed in this universe?
- Which wisdom story or Scriptural text came to mind while viewing ‘Yesterday’?
- Jack’s reveal at the end tells us something about the wisdom of transparency and generosity. How could our world benefit today if more people subscribed to this movement?
- Critics suggest the movie is meant to be only fun and nothing more. Do you agree?
- Would you see this movie as a cautionary tale? Why or why not?
- How would you react in Jack’s bizarre situation?