Stories of our Lives



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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Discussion Questions

  1. What’s the promise and burden of ‘making it big’ that Jack experiences?

  2. What scene, song, character or quote moved you the most?

  3. The movie imagines an alternate de-Beatled planet. Besides the missing songs, what else in our culture would have changed in this universe?

  4. Which wisdom story or Scriptural text came to mind while viewing ‘Yesterday’?

  5. 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?

  6. Critics suggest the movie is meant to be only fun and nothing more. Do you agree?

  7. Would you see this movie as a cautionary tale? Why or why not?

  8. How would you react in Jack’s bizarre situation?
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