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Rocketman (195)

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story -- set to Elton John's most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton -- tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton's longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton's first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton's mother Sheila Farebrother.

Directed By: Dexter Fletcher

Written By: Lee Hall

Taron Egerton ... Elton John

Jamie Bell ... Bernie Taupin

Richard Madden ... John Reid

Bryce Dallas Howard ... Sheila

Gemma Jones ... Ivy

Steven Mackintosh ... Stanley

Tom Bennett ... Fred

Matthew Illesley ... Young Reggie

We discuss the Elton John “biopic,” Rocketman.

Did it meet expectations? How does it compare to Bohemian Rhapsody? Does the film soar or crash land?

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