Hello and welcome to another “Sunday Movie” article on Dire Straits Blog. Today, we would like to share with you another interesting movie that you can watch with your family.
“Rocketman” is a 2019 drama, musical, and biographical movie that follows the epic fantasy and story of Sir Elton John. The movie follows the fantastic journey and transformation of the shy and talented pianist Reginald Kenneth Dwight.
The inspiring story of how a boy from a small town became an icon of pop culture is told through Elton John’s favorite songs, sung by Taron Egerton.
Moreover, alongside Taron Egerton, in this movie the other roles are played by:
- Jamie Bell plays Elton’s longtime songwriter Bernie Taupin,
- Richard Madden plays Elton’s first manager John Reid,
- Bryce Dallas Howard is Elton’s mother Sheila Dwight.
The story of Elton John’s life, from the years he spent at the Royal Academy of Music, to the great success he achieved in partnership with Bernie Taupin, will not escape comparisons with the commercially successful movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
Both movies are directed by Dexter Fletcher and one thing is for sure in these comparisons – the first one is a commercial version of a cult vocal, while the other is a sensitive, entertaining and uncensored musical that celebrates the character and work of an extravagant persona using a good dose of fantasy.