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* ExecutiveMeddling: InUniverse, Ed Sheeran suggests that they change "Hey Jude" into "Hey Dude" because they don't understand the original context, and Jack barely understands it himself enough to defend it. His efforts to get his album named after Beatles albums like Abbey Road are also shot down, instead being told they'll go with "Just One Man."

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* ExecutiveMeddling: InUniverse, Ed Sheeran suggests that they change "Hey Jude" into "Hey Dude" because they don't understand the original context, and Jack barely understands it himself enough to defend it. His efforts to get his album named after Beatles albums like Abbey Road are also shot down, instead being told they'll go with "Just One Man.""One Man Only".


* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler:What caused the blackout? Why did the Beatles get {{Ret Gone}}d? We never find out.]][FreezeFrameBonus A newspaper headline shown for a few moments early in the movie]] [[spoiler:suggests that the blackout was caused by a solar flare]], but [[spoiler:how history was changed is never revealed]].

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* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler:What caused the blackout? Why did the Beatles get {{Ret Gone}}d? We never find out.]][FreezeFrameBonus ]][[FreezeFrameBonus A newspaper headline shown for a few moments early in the movie]] [[spoiler:suggests that the blackout was caused by a solar flare]], but [[spoiler:how history was changed is never revealed]].


* TakeThat: Oasis not existing makes sense in light of the fact the band were often criticised as a rip off of The Beatles.

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* TakeThat: Oasis [[spoiler: Oasis]] not existing makes sense [[spoiler: in light of the fact the band were often criticised criticized as a rip off of The Beatles.]]


* AlternateHistory: Somehow a worldwide blackout sends Jack into a world that's mostly the same except for a lack of the Beatles. While that is the main story, other differences are discovered throughout the story including [[spoiler: Coca-Cola, the band Music/{{Oasis}}, nor cigarettes, or Franchise/{{Harry Potter}}, with a reference to a ''Thursday Night Live'' instead of ''Saturday Night Live'']]. But the biggest change is that [[spoiler: since John Lennon never became famous, he wasn't shot in 1980 and remains alive, well and very happy in the present]].

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* AlternateHistory: Somehow a worldwide blackout sends Jack into a world that's mostly the same except for a lack of the Beatles. While that is the main story, other differences are discovered throughout the story including [[spoiler: Coca-Cola, the band Music/{{Oasis}}, nor cigarettes, or and Franchise/{{Harry Potter}}, with a reference to a ''Thursday Night Live'' instead of ''Saturday Night Live'']]. But the biggest change is that [[spoiler: since John Lennon never became famous, he wasn't shot in 1980 and remains alive, well and very happy in the present]].


* AlternateHistory: Somehow a worldwide blackout sends Jack into a world that's mostly the same except for a lack of the Beatles. [[spoiler:Also, there's no band called Music/{{Oasis}}, nor cigarettes, Franchise/{{Harry Potter}}, or Coca-Cola. Instead of ''Saturday Night Live'', there's ''Thursday Night Live''. And since John Lennon never became famous, he wasn't shot in 1980 and remains alive and well in the present.]]

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* AlternateHistory: Somehow a worldwide blackout sends Jack into a world that's mostly the same except for a lack of the Beatles. [[spoiler:Also, there's no While that is the main story, other differences are discovered throughout the story including [[spoiler: Coca-Cola, the band called Music/{{Oasis}}, nor cigarettes, or Franchise/{{Harry Potter}}, or Coca-Cola. Instead with a reference to a ''Thursday Night Live'' instead of ''Saturday Night Live'', there's ''Thursday Night Live''. And Live'']]. But the biggest change is that [[spoiler: since John Lennon never became famous, he wasn't shot in 1980 and remains alive and alive, well and very happy in the present.]]present]].
* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The power outage that causes the timeline split seems to impact across the globe simultaneously, and it is night everywhere.



* CelebrityIsOverrated: Jack learns very quickly that leaping into the rock star lifestyle will forever keep him and Ellie from being together. He also gets mobbed by fans, all while dealing with his own insecurities about the origins of his work.



* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: Played with as Jack can't actually recreate their songs entirely from memory, and so ends up making a number of small changes in chord, tempo and lyrics (he even visits Liverpool, a place he had never been before, to try and jump start his memory because many of their songs were based on local landmarks). This becomes most notable when he performs "Help!" as he is having [[FreakOut an emotional breakdown]] on stage, while the original song is more playful and lighthearted.
* ExecutiveMeddling: InUniverse, Ed Sheeran suggests that they change "Hey Jude" into "Hey Dude" because they don't understand the original context, and Jack barely understands it himself enough to defend it. His efforts to get his album named after Beatles albums like Abbey Road are also shot down, instead being told they'll go with "Just One Man."



* HandWave: Jack has a bike accident at the same time there is a global power outage for 12 seconds, and he wakes up learning that no one has heard of the Beatles or their music. A news report indicates a solar flare caused it, but there is absolutely no further explanation for what or how it happened.



* HorribleHollywood: Of the music industry variety. Jack gets a very quick crash course in just how brutal and unscrupulous people in the industry can be, Debra outright says his songs will make a lot of money and they will take most of it.



* InSpiteOfANail: Despite one of the foundational presences in pop culture being erased from existence, the world seems largely identical to ours.

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* InSpiteOfANail: Despite one of the foundational presences in pop culture being erased from existence, the world seems largely identical to ours. Once people start catching on to the songs they respond with the same fervor the Beatles generated, even though modern music is heavily descended from what they started.



* ObliviousToLove: Despite being his biggest fan, the most supportive of his music AND his dutiful manager, Jack never makes the connection that Ellie is deeply in love with him until she gets drunk at his farewell party and tells him directly.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: Ed Sheeran is initially just impressed with Jack's songs, and grows to be jealous of how quickly he can write them. This leads to a 10 minute song writing challenge, with Jack producing another Beatles song, and Ed outright says that Jack is his AlwaysSomeoneBetter.



* SceneryPorn: The movie makes an effort to portray nearly every location as beautiful as possible, but special notice goes to Liverpool, as Jack goes on a sightseeing tour to jump start his memory.



* ThatCameOutWrong: Jack forgets that [[spoiler: Coca-Cola doesn't exist and asks a flight attendant if she has any coke onboard. She misunderstands because, unfortunately for Jack, "coke" is still a slang name for cocaine. He quickly changes his order to Pepsi.]]

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* ThatCameOutWrong: Jack forgets that [[spoiler: Coca-Cola doesn't exist and asks a flight attendant if she has any coke onboard. She misunderstands because, unfortunately for Jack, "coke" is still a slang name for cocaine. He quickly changes his order to Pepsi.]]Pepsi]].
* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup: Inverted, the music label wants to market Jack as a one man master of the craft, as every other artist has multiple producers or collaborators but he writes, composes, sings and mixes the songs all by himself. This contributes to his insecurities about reproducing the Beatles music, AlternateUniverse or not.


* AsHimself: Music/EdSheeran in a main role. James Cordon also briefly appears, although his interview with Jack turns out to be an ImagineSpot.

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* AsHimself: Music/EdSheeran in a main role. James Cordon Corden also briefly appears, although his interview with Jack turns out to be an ImagineSpot.



* MeaningfulName: Some of the characters are named for Beatles songs, Rocky, the roady/temporary manager, for "Rocky Raccoon", Ellie for "Eleanor Rigby", the one song that Jack has trouble remembering the words to, and Ellie's roommate is Lucy for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".

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* MeaningfulName: Some of the characters are named for Beatles songs, Rocky, the roady/temporary roadie/temporary manager, for "Rocky Raccoon", Ellie for "Eleanor Rigby", the one song that Jack has trouble remembering the words to, and Ellie's roommate is Lucy for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Jack’s dad initially doesn’t recognise Ed Sheeran in his kitchen and keeps pushing him aside for condiments. When he finally notices him, he tells him he looks just like Ed Sheeran. After Ed says that’s exactly who he is, Mr Malik casually laughs, congratulates him on his success and walks out like it’s no big deal.

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: The ending reveals that Jack and Ellie had a few kids]].
* BasementDweller: Jack is still living with his parents at the start of the film. Ellie by contrast lives in her own place.


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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: After the accident, Jack loses his beard in the hospital and keeps it that way even in the DistantFinale.
* FutureLoser: Rocky of course. When friends say they'll let him crash on their couch after he gets fired, Jack remarks that he'll probably be there forever.


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* LikeGoesWithLike: Subverted. [[spoiler: Ellie (white) has a RomanticFalseLead in Gavin (white) but ends up with Jack (Indian) and they marry]].


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* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Ellie's roommate Lucy is implied to hook up with Gavin, while the Liverpool woman Liz and Russian man are implied likewise]].


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* SelfDeprecation: Ed Sheeran refers to himself as a "ginger geezer".


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* SoulSuckingRetailJob: Jack at the start is working part time in a supermarket with a boss who hates him.


** [[spoiler:He gets to meet elderly Music/JohnLennon late in the story, and nothing in their conversation indicates that John ever wrote any songs.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Between Jack and Ellie.

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** [[spoiler:He gets to meet elderly Music/JohnLennon late in the story, and nothing in their conversation indicates that John ever wrote any songs.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Between Jack and Ellie.Ellie, who had been friends since they were seven, and develop feelings for each other as adults.



* ForWantOfANail: See Alternate History, above. Some changes could be explained by the Beatles' absence. Others seem more of a stretch.

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* ForWantOfANail: See Alternate History, above. Some changes could be explained by The erasure of the Beatles' absence. Others seem more of a stretch.Beatles leads to other things disappearing, creating differences between the timelines.



* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler:What caused the blackout? Why did the Beatles get {{Ret Gone}}d? We never find out.]]
** [[FreezeFrameBonus A newspaper headline shown for a few moments early in the movie]] [[spoiler:suggests that the blackout was caused by a solar flare]], but [[spoiler:how history was changed is never revealed]].

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* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler:What caused the blackout? Why did the Beatles get {{Ret Gone}}d? We never find out.]]
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]][FreezeFrameBonus A newspaper headline shown for a few moments early in the movie]] [[spoiler:suggests that the blackout was caused by a solar flare]], but [[spoiler:how history was changed is never revealed]].

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* StarstruckSpeechless: When Ed Sheeran shows up at Jack's house, Jack is so stunned he puts his shirt on inside-out, and then has trouble saying anything that isn't totally awkward.


* AlternateHistory: Somehow a worldwide blackout sends Jack into a world that's mostly the same except for a lack of the Beatles. [[spoiler:Also, there's no band called Music/{{Oasis}}, nor cigarettes, Franchise/{{Harry Potter}}, or Coca-Cola.]]

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* AlternateHistory: Somehow a worldwide blackout sends Jack into a world that's mostly the same except for a lack of the Beatles. [[spoiler:Also, there's no band called Music/{{Oasis}}, nor cigarettes, Franchise/{{Harry Potter}}, or Coca-Cola. Instead of ''Saturday Night Live'', there's ''Thursday Night Live''. And since John Lennon never became famous, he wasn't shot in 1980 and remains alive and well in the present.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Some of the characters are named for Beatles songs, Rocky, the roady/temporary manager, for "Rocky Raccoon", Ellie for "Eleanor Rigby", the one song that Jack has trouble remembering the words to, and Ellie's roommate is Lucy for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".


* VillainousBreakdown: As the closest thing the film has to an antagonist, Debra gets a noticeable one when Jack [[spoiler: not only reveals to the world that he plagiarized the Beatles, but uploads all of his recordings of their songs for people to listen to free of charge. The last we see of Debra is her attempting to catch Jack as he and Ellie flee the stadium and irately screaming at him when Rocky blocks her path.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: As the closest thing the film has to an antagonist, Debra gets a noticeable one when Jack [[spoiler: not only reveals to the world that he plagarized the Beatles, but uploads all of his recordings of their songs for people to listen to free of charge. The last we see of Debra is her attempting to catch Jack as he and Ellie flee the stadium and irately screaming at him when Rocky blocks her path.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: As the closest thing the film has to an antagonist, Debra gets a noticeable one when Jack [[spoiler: not only reveals to the world that he plagarized the Beatles, but uploads all of his recordings of their songs for people to listen to free of charge. The last we see of Debra is her attempting to catch Jack as he and Ellie flee the stadium and irately screaming at him when Rocky blocks her path.]]

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* TakeThat: Oasis not existing makes sense in light of the fact the band were often criticised as a rip off of The Beatles.


* ReincarnateInAnotherWorld: Being hit by a bus sends Jack to an AlternateUniverse.

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