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The trailer for this is just out, and it looks like a clever premise.

 

A struggling singer-songwriter bangs his head, and when he wakes up he lives in a world where the Beatles dont exist, but he still remembers all the songs. So he goes and 'writes' them all, claiming the credit. Trailer below:

 

 

Shame that Corden and Ed Sheeran are in it, mind. Hopefully only briefly.

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I like how this assumes that people today would automatically recognise the brilliance of The Beatles Hey Jude instead of going "thats a really fucking annoying song, mate".

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A masterclass in how to look permanently bewildered.

 

I hope the finale is him realising he's run out of emotional Beatles songs and has to perform Octopus's Garden at Wembley.

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Parts of this were filmed here last summer (Great Yarmouth and Gorleston) including the big beach concert.

 

I'll watch it just so I can go "oh that's.... " all the time

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Yeah, I'm in. I enjoyed Slumdog, 127 Hours and T2 but seems it's easy to be sniffy about Boyle. Thankfully Cordon is playing himself so I reckon he won't spoil it.

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On 13/02/2019 at 12:55, kerraig UK said:

I like how this assumes that people today would automatically recognise the brilliance of The Beatles Hey Jude instead of going "thats a really fucking annoying song, mate".

 

Nah. Nah, nah, nah nanna nah nah.

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Bit bloody lucky for him that of all the bands the world could forget it was the Beatles.

 

”What's that you're humming?”

”It’s Barbie Girl by Aqua.”

”Who?”

”Ffffffuuuuuuuuuuu...”

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Saw this earlier... it’s a neat premise, but one that is completely undercooked. Random thoughts:

 

So much potential in the idea but instead the film delivers a half-baked romantic ‘comedy’ (counted two laughs and an hour later I can’t even remember what they were), married to a love letter to The Beatles, albeit the kind of prose written by a lovesick teenager.

 

Kate McKinnon, or the people sending her irritatingly kooky roles, needs to stop.

 

I think Danny Boyle might have directed it via email, such is the lack of spark or energy.

 

Just watch Eight Days a Week if you want a heartfelt Beatles experience.

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The premise really could have been put to better use. The Beatles aren't the only things in the film that are forgotten on a global scale, but they're used as one-liners that might as well have not been included such is their throwaway nature. Well, there's one half-decent one, but it is a joke that was dated in 1997, let alone 2019.

 



Oasis also vanish because the Beatles never became famous. My (B) sides.

 

Cigarettes, Coca-Cola and Harry Potter are the other ones I can remember.

 

So, yeah. So twee the DVD will probably sold in a biscuit tin depicting a child flying a kite against a rustic landscape.

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1 hour ago, glb said:

 

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Oasis also vanish because the Beatles never became famous. My (B) sides.


Cigarettes, Coca-Cola and Harry Potter are the other ones I can remember.

 

 

 

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wait...There's a joke about Oasis also not existing because they were so influenced by The Beatles? I know you just said that, I'm just wondering how they make that joke. 

 

What does your second sentence mean?

 

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7 hours ago, glb said:

Saw this earlier... it’s a neat premise, 

Kate McKinnon, or the people sending her irritatingly kooky roles, needs to stop.

 

Oh fuck, she's in this?

AND Ed Sheeran?

AND James Corden?

 

Christ! What a carve-up.

 

And written by Richard Curtis who just can't write women - they're either hellspawn, idiots for not realising how awesome the protagonist (who is always analogue to Curtis himself) is, or is lovesick for the protagonist (who is an analogue....etc, etc.)

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