Darkest Hour [50 New-Old Movies for the 51st Year #25]

Mid-last year, I turned 50 years old!  And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of my life (thus the “Old-New” terminology), and then write a bit about it.  This is Post #25.  Spoilers ahead.  

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Yesterday (All my troubles seemed so…well, you know)

Yesterday is an interesting little romantic fantasy written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle, about a struggling musician Jack Malik (Himish Patel) suddenly becoming the only person on earth to remember the Beatles and their music.  This shift in the status quo is courtesy of some barely explained blah-di-blah-blah-fantasy-blackout-head-injury-thing, but it scarcely matters. The emphasis isn’t on the mechanics of it, but how Jack responds, and what it does to him and his relationships.

Mild spoilers ahead.

Yesterday 2

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