British director Danny Boyle's last swing at romantic comedy

After his rom-com flop in 1997, British director Danny Boyle is glad that Yesterday, featuring Beatles songs, is doing decently at the box office

Englishman Jack (Himesh Patel)  is a struggling singer- songwriter who has the support and devotion of his best friend  Ellie (Lily James).
Englishman Jack (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer- songwriter who has the support and devotion of his best friend Ellie (Lily James). PHOTO: UIP
Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle has a last shot at successful romantic comedy.

The 62-year-old Trainspotting director's latest movie, Yesterday, has chalked up around US$120 million (S$166 million) at the international box office, a decent return on the estimated US$26 million production cost.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2019, with the headline 'Boyle's last swing at romantic comedy'. Subscribe