Rocketman ★★★★

I only know two Elton John songs, so I wasn’t sure if this was gonna land for me, but it was a good time and definitely outdid BoRhap. This movie had a very distinct creative vision that was a wild ride, and I think the emotional narrative really stood out. The film makes Elton’s journey about accepting himself and healing the pain of neglect from his childhood, so underneath all of the sequins ans feathers, the story is deeply vulnerable and human. The story is told by Elton during a group session in rehab, wearing an outrageous costume that comes off, piece by piece, throughout the movie as the layers of his celebrity persona are peeled back to reveal the human underneath.

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