How Rocketman Ignored Elton John's True Story

Although most music biopics tend to offer up conventional retellings of their subjects’ life and times, Rocketman proudly identifies as an “epic musical fantasy,” where the more conventional parts of the story are intertwined with musical numbers and dreamlike, choreographed sequences. Of course, this approach comes at a price, and a few vital aspects of Elton John’s story are noticeably missing from the final film.


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