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Old 06-01-2019, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got home from seeing Rocketman, the Elton John movie. Wow, I wasn't expecting it to be so emotional, but, I cried...a lot. What a great movie, and of course, what a happy ending. Elton has been sober for 28 years now. The music is great!
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't wait to see it I loved Taron Egerton in Eddie The Eagle, this one looks just as good!
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Anna ~ I'm looking forward to seeing it
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I also saw it last night. The way they decided to tell the story really made an impression on me. Sir Elton walks into a rehab group, seats himself in the circle, lists his addictions, and starts telling his life story.

Good stuff.
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My wife and I can't wait to see this.

Elton has always put a great face on recovery.

Like Eric Clapton and Joe Walsh.
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I think it's a wonderful movie - as flamboyant & engaging as Elton himself and and ultimately celebratory about his survival

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4.5 out of 5 stars.

Very good movie.
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Glad I read this -- saw the trailor and was totally put off -- now I will see it. Thanks.
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I think it's a wonderful movie - as flamboyant & engaging as Elton himself and and ultimately celebratory about his survival

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Elton's flamboyancy is not remotely off-putting to me.

He appears to be, at his heart and from what I can discern from what he shares, a humble, grateful man.

The other stuff is just style and some character defects, not unlike some of my own.

He's always been a cool guy to me.

My wife and I are going to see him (again) on October 30.

We can't wait.
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Still haven't seen it yet; I plan on going w/ my mom & she said "Think they can top Bohemian Rhapsody?" That's a tough one.....Any thoughts?
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's very different than Bohemian Rhapsody, which is a celebration of Freddie Mercury's brilliance. Rocketman is much more gritty and painful, yet so beautiful because Elton survives and thrives. And, the music is awesome. Both movies are great, but in different ways. One is not better than the other, in my opinion.
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We loved Bohemian Rhapsody.

It just didn't have a happy ending, which was quite a tragedy.
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just got back from seeing it....am I spoiling it by mentioning it's a musical? I was unaware of that; I cannot stand musicals....I enjoy most of Elton John's music and can appreciate what he went through, but I didn't enjoy the movie like I thought I would. That's just me though....
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