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Rocketman (2019)

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

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Dexter Fletcher

Writer:

Lee Hall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Kit Connor ... Older Reggie
Charlie Rowe ... Ray Williams
Peter O'Hanlon Peter O'Hanlon ... Bobby (as Pete O'Hanlon)
Ross Farrelly Ross Farrelly ... Cyril
Evan Walsh Evan Walsh ... Elton Dean
Tate Donovan ... Doug Weston
Sharmina Harrower Sharmina Harrower ... Heather
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A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

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The Only Way to Tell His Story is to live His Fantasy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocketman See more »

Filming Locations:

Bray Studios, England, UK

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,725,722, 2 June 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,415,607, 18 June 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,142,725, 16 June 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Taron Egerton wears 53 different pairs of glasses throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

During the final music number, Elton John's bow tie goes from tucked under his collar when he straightens it to on top of it when he turns around to go to the door. See more »

Quotes

Bernie Taupin: [from trailer] Don't you want to just sing without this ridiculous paraphernalia?
Elton John: People don't pay to see Reg Dwight! They pay to see ELTON JOHN!
Elton John: [storms off but returns seconds later] I'm sorry
Bernie Taupin: I know
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Crazy Credits

Stills of Taron Edgerton from scenes in the film are compared to real life images of Elton John throughout the end credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Wild Women Don't Have The Blues
Written by Ida Cox
Published by Universal / MCA Music Ltd
Performed by The Big Three
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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A musical as pop as sad
31 May 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

First things first, Elton John being one of the most famous artists in the world, with a career of about half a century and 300 million albums sold, a biopic was then more than legitimate and was even eagerly awaited. This film is conceived like a musical based on the songs and the life of Elton John, from the 50s to the early 80s, the selected songs being representative of the manifold events of his life, the ups (his life as an accomplished artist mainly) and the downs (his whole private life according to the movie), since his childhood during which he quickly turns out to be a natural born musician until his first sentimental disappointments and the first cures of detoxification (alcohol, drug, ... and tutti quanti). The movie ends with the punchy « I'm still standing », song written in 1983 after a bad patch and foreshadowing a frantic recovery of his life, the lyrics being from his true friend Bernie Taupin.

One of my favorite scenes among many others is the meeting at the Royal Academy of Music, with the third movement of the Sonata Piano No. 11 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played twice. I do not know if it's true but, if so, this child is bluffing and an early genius!

The costumes are superb and the actors are fabulous. The realization is ingenious especially with the appropriate and relevant insertion of the songs in the film, like in a musical. As a synthesis: 7/8 of 10.


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