Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
Mary Austin did not give permission to film at Freddie's real life London house in Kensington. A similar looking house in the London suburb of Surbiton was used for these scenes. By coincidence the real life Queen guitarist Brian May was born and brought up in Hampton, Middlesex, which is located about 3 miles north west of Surbiton, just on the other side of the river Thames. See more »
Wembley Stadium, at the time of Live Aid, had a capacity of 82,000, but that was for sports matches so 100,000 could easily be considered a minimum that Queen would be playing to in London and Philadelphia. See more »
You go to be entertained, but find yourself moved.
My wife and I both enjoyed this immensely. We are Queen fans and attended the tribute concert a after Freddie died.
This film is extraordinary, first and foremost, for Rami Malek's performance. The physical resemblance is only a small part of that. He had Freddie's body language down to a tee.
But the crowning glory is the vocals. They are absolutely mind blowing. I don't know how they did it, I'm assuming it's Freddie's voice. The lip sync is flawless. If it's Malek singing, the Oscar is in the bag.
I've heard there are some negative reviews floating around. I find that astonishing. I hope Malek gets at least a few nominations for this. He should get multiple awards.
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