YESTERDAY: Baby, You Can Drive My Plot

I’m not a huge fan of screenwriter Richard Curtis, as I didn’t care for the loose sexuality in “Love, Actually” or “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” But there’s no question the man can write, and “Yesterday” is proof of that. The new film’s surreal storyline needed just the right touch -- and Curtis, with the help of director Danny Boyle and a first-rate cast, was definitely the man for the job. British actor Himesh Patel plays Jack Malik, a struggling singer-songwriter who has a terrible bike accident when the entire globe inexplicably loses power for 12 seconds. When Jack wakes up, he finds himself in an alternate universe where the Beatles never existed. Since he alone remembers their music,


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