(2019) 121 mins
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, Bodyguard's Richard Madden as Elton's first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton's mother Sheila Farebrother.
The film contains moderate scenes of a sexual nature and some profanity and there are stronger scenes relating to drug taking too.
The music's great however as its multiple 5 star reviews confirm!
The Telegraph: "Dexter Fletcher’s fabulous Elton John musical is a heart-racing, toe-tapping, all-glitter-cannons-blazing triumph." (5 stars)
The Guardian: "But for me, Fletcher is the real star of this show, a director whose enthusiasm for musical storytelling shines through every frame, hitting all the emotional high notes. I have yet to come down." (5 stars)
The Times: "a rousing dazzle of soul and senses that transformed the singer’s career, difficult childhood and exquisite back catalogue into a perfectly formed megamix of ache and isolation." (5 stars)