Rocketman ★★★½

A genuinely touching look at the brilliant work and life of one of music's notable legends.

I'm a fan of the music, and I love a good highs and lows story, so this mostly worked for me. Also wasn't taken out of it by hearing Egerton's voice where Elton's was meant to be, which is nice cause I was expecting that to bother me. There were several moments where I teared up, mostly credited to Egerton's brilliant performance. The pain is translated so well. I didn't know a lot about his personal life, so the family stuff seriously struck a chord.

Only big complaint is some songs weren't quite allowed to breathe because of time constraints. Definitely more of a striaght up musical than I first expected, but Dexter Fletcher runs with it. Went into this wanting to hear some bangers and feel a few chills - got that and way more.

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