Review: Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a little English seaside town. After being in a freak bus accident he finds he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles.
Director: Danny Boyle
Actors: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell, Meera Syal, Harry Michell, Vincent Franklin, Joel Fry, Michael Kiwanuka, Karma Sood, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Karl Theobald, Alexander Arnold, Dominic Coleman, Ed Sheeran, Maryana Spivak, Justin Edwards, Kate McKinnon, Camilla Rutherford, Sarah Lancashire, Jaimie Kollmer, Sophie Mensah, Helena Devereux, Julian Feria, Lamorne Morris, Craig Rowin, James Corden, Cristina Dohmen, Elizabeth Berrington, Diana Pauline, Diana Bermudez and Sunny Yeo
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance and Sci-Fi
What more could you want from a Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis film? It is worked on by two of my favourite directors, especially Richard Curtis, whom I have admired since the beginning. This did look like a film directed by Richard Curtis and not Danny Boyle. This is probably because the screenplay was done by Richard Curtis. I have never come across Himesh Patel before but I thought he was fantastic. It was great to see a fairly unknown actor play the lead character. Lily James gave a faultless performance and brightened up the screen. We see two actors, Ellise Chappell (Lucy) and Alexander Arnold (Gavin) who both had parts in BBC’s Poldark, (2015-2019). I loved seeing Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal in this film and it was like seeing two friends I hadn’t seen for ages. Sanjeev has the wittiest lines to say, like “Leave him Be” and I also loved the one liner about the “Tuna Sandwiches”!! Always great to see Ed Sheeran, who makes a little cameo. Originally his part was meant for Chris Martin but he couldn’t do it due to scheduling conflicts. There wasn’t one character who you could take offence to or a dislike to. All the actors looked like they were enjoying themselves and having fun. This is very funny with laugh out loud moments. According to Danny Boyle, some 20 Beatles songs were secured for use in the film, of which about 17 appear in the final cut. This has made me want to go to Liverpool and see The Beatles attractions which I can say I have never done. I was half expecting a little cameo at the end with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.