New Musical 'Yesterday' Asks What if the Beatles Never Existed?

Danny Boyle’s new movie is a fantasy musical romance where the lead gets hit by a car and wakes up to a world where the Beatles never existed, but he still knows all their songs. So of course, in very short order he becomes the world’s greatest songwriter. Could be fun, but it doesn’t look like a comedy, more like a romantic drama with all that Beatles music (the rights for this must have cost a fortune). A tribute movie to the Beatles kind of reminds of that trippy musical Across the Universe- remember that one?