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
Sacha Baron Cohen was the original choice to play Freddie Mercury with Stephen Frears to direct. He left the project due to creative differences with the band's guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor who have the control over the music and film rights . The deal with Baron Cohen fell apart after May voiced upset after finding that the project would only be a biopic of Mercury and not the rest of Queen. May felt that it should focus on the other members and the aftermath of Mercury's death. They didn't like the original draft by writers Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson that was considered by Baron Cohen to be a historically accurate, outrageous portrayal of Mercury that does not shy away rough edges of the story including his well-documented homosexual encounters and promiscuity. May was very negative about Baron Cohen, whom he felt was too much of a comedic actor to do Mercury dramatic justice. See more »
Several times in the film characters reinforce their point by ending the sentence 'period!'.
That's an Americanism. In Britain a period is a full stop so people say 'I'm not doing it, full stop'.
Also, someone refers to a drink as a beverage! Another Americanism that doesn't exist in England. See more »
I just saw the world premiere and oh boy let me tell you about it:
This movie might not be a masterpiece but my heart is filled with such happiness and joy after watching it that I think it's going to burst (sorry for the cheesiness), Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are so exquisitely portrayed I sometimes forgot it wasn't them, the performances were so on point and so powerful you could feel the energy burst through the screen. ¿Have you seen the famous car scene in Wayne's world? well, now imagine a full room doing the same, people couldn't help but sing along (lets be honest, it's impossible not too).
I laughed, cried, sang and wished I could have seen Queen live, this band will live forever.
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