Rocketman ★★★

Egerton gives a lovely performance, but the framing device of the film kept me from being able to attach myself to Elton with any resonance. The songs are used a bit to flippantly and don't ever linger on screen to effect the viewer(or at least me.) in an emotional way. This process is repeated with the numerous characters in the film and the very little we get to know about them. There is an overall cumulative intimacy lacking from this song and dance spectacle. Which is unfortunate because I was willing to let it in. Guess I'll just pop one of his records on now that I'm home.

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