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
The first scene the cast shot was their entrance on stage at Live Aid. Bohemian Rhapsody was shot the first day, Radio Gaga the next day and so on, before shooting a full run through at the end. The cast had been practicing every little movement for 5 weeks prior and have said they think the production company wanted to know upfront that they could nail this iconic scene. But producer Gram King said that the reason they filmed it first was because of weather. It was filmed in late October early November, and he didn't want it to get to cold or soggy outside due to London weather being unpredictable sometimes. See more »
When Freddie begins to sing Love Of My Life on the piano in the barn studio, there is a smoke of a cigar in front of him. However, when the camera changes, the smoke disappeared. See more »
[Freddie approaches bandmates wearing extravagant outfit, Brian May's eyes widen]
That's a nice fancy dress, Fred.
I've got to make an impression, darling!
You look like an angry lizard!
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The original music video of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" plays in the closing credits. 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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