Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran, Ana de Armas, Lamorne Morris, Sophia Di Martino, Joel Fry, Ellise Chappell, Harry Michell, Alexander Arnold, James Corden, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Karl Theobald, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr
Musical comedy directed by Danny Boyle. The story follows struggling musician Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed.
Jack takes this as a chance to start his own musical career by plagiarizing the once known songs and becomes one of the most talented musicians of all time with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Kate McKinnon). But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie, the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove his love.
Jack Malik: This was my last gig. If it hasn’t by now, it’ll take a miracle.
Ellie: Miracles happen.
[in the hospital after he’s been hit by a bus]
Jack Malik: What happened?
Ellie: Electricity flicked off all over the world.
Skinner: Ellie bought you a present.
[opens up the present to see it’s a guitar]
Jack Malik: Wow.
[Jack sings Yesterday to Ellie and his friends]
Ellie: When did you write that?
Jack Malik: I didn’t write it. Paul McCartney wrote it, The Beatles.
Jack Malik: John, Paul, George and Ringo, The Beatles. Yesterday, it’s one of the greatest songs ever written.
Carol: Well, it’s not Coldplay, it’s not Fix You.
[after finding no search results for The Beatles on the internet]
Jack Malik: No. Stop it.
Jack Malik: Do you genuinely not know who The Beatles are?
Jack Malik: Then I’m in a really, really, really complicated situation.
[Jack is singing Let It Be and is interrupted by his parent’s friend getting a call]
[answers his call]
Man: I’m just listening to Jack’s new song.
Jack’s Father: What’s this one called?
Jack’s Mother: Leave It Be.
Jack Malik: Let It Be.
Man: Well, rock on, Jack.
Debra: [to Jack] Hi. We should talk. See, we pay and you write songs, and then you make a ton of money. And then we take most of it.
[Jack is on The Late Late Show with James Corden]
James Corden: We would like you to write something right now.
[Jack looks baffled; later we see him singing Something on his guitar]
Reporter: No one’s ever written this many great songs. How do you do it?
Jack Malik: Sometimes it feels like someone else has written all the songs.
Ellie: I’ve been waiting half my life for you to wake up and love. But I’m a school teacher, and you are the world’s greatest singer-songwriter.
Jack Malik: I’m not.
Ellie: Except for you are.
Debra: It’s going to be the greatest album of all time.
EJ: [to Jack] Let me just give you this advice. Song title, Hey Dude.
Jack Malik: Hey Dude, are you sure?
EJ: [sings] Hey Dude…
Debra: Yeah. It’s so much better.
James Corden: [to Jack] I’ve got two men who claim that the songs are theirs. Let’s see how this plays out, shall we.
Jack Malik: [to Ellie] There’s something you should know.
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