- 1 hr 36 min
Yesterday is a dramatic film in 2004 that has a bit of romance put into it as well. The movie talks about how your past never dictates what your future holds and what it can be. The tagline for the film is "Powerless to change the past, but she lived to change the future". The film takes you on a journey of a woman who deals with HIV in her life and how she has to live by with this condition despite still having a family. Yesterday is the name of the main character, and the actress who portrayed her, Leleti Khumalo, definitely brought a level of love and great emotion into the movie. The story showcases how Yesterday is a loving Mother with a daughter with the name Beauty. At only 5 years old, she literally deals with constant coughing and a bit of a sickness. As the movie progresses, she gets diagnosed with HIV positive, and she finds out that she may not live as long as she had hoped. She struggles with not accepting that she may not get to see her young Beauty go to school and take her first steps into a classroom. This troubles her and makes her feel scared, and she ends up continuing on with her life as she tries her best to see Beauty go to school. In the film, Yesterday works hard at staying healthy for her family. She definitely continues and lives to see her child go to school, and she deals with a lot of grief as she literally continues on to struggle. Her story takes you a strong story of perseverance, strength, and continuous effort to grow your life. Her story can teach you that no matter what you are dealing with, you can achieve success and feel better about what you are dealing with. HIV is a scary thing to go through and deal with. There are several people who have struggled when it came down to living with this problem, so you will find this story to be very easy to relate to no matter what you are dealing with. Yesterday is a movie about life and dealing with regular pain. This movie has a great story into how HIV positive people live, and the movie delivers this concept very well.