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Rocketman is Elton John and his struggle to find acceptance, success and love.
It is the story of a genius who survived and flourished in spite of unsympathetic friends and family and all the obstacles that success and wealth bring.
The encouragement and love from his grandmother and his long friendship with his lyricist Bernie Taupin sustain Elton through the very dark days of an excessive lifestyle. The audience shares the trip, the struggle and the ultimate triumph.
This film is an epic musical of the uncensored and very human story of Sir Elton John.
You will be transported and transfixed by this man’s humanity, talent and triumph over adversity.
If you plan to see only one film in 2019, this is the one; get going. It is in local cinemas now.
Donald Combe is a retired English teacher who loves to go to movies. His Facebook reviews have become popular with his friends and followers, and he has graciously agreed to share his opinions through “short and sweet” exclusives for The Local.