2 hours 1 minutes | Rated M (Sex scenes, offensive language & drug use)
The only way to tell his story, is to live his fantasy
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.
“A sequin-encrusted delight. On paper it reads like a by-the-book biopic; on screen it explodes with the kind of colour and energy that only Elton John himself could invoke.” – Empire Magazine
“What makes Rocketman magic is the music, and the way Elton’s songs tell his story. Egerton fully commits to the role of Elton – it’s the most charismatic I’ve seen him on screen.” – NZ Herald