A filmmaker decides to travel to a village in the interior of Brazil to make a documentary. As days go by, he begins to discover that the locals are not exactly what they appear to be and hide dangerous secrets.
Kleber Mendonça Filho
Summer 1998, Kabul in ruins is occupied by the Taliban. In love despite the daily violence and misery, Mohsen and Zunaira want to believe in the future. But a senseless act by Mohsen will upset their lives forever.
[from trailer; singing]
And I think it's gonna be a long, long time. Till touch down brings me round again to find, I'm not the man they think I am at home. Oh no no no, I'm a rocketman!
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First, Taron Egerton deserves every accolade he'll receive for this. While his voice doesn't ascend to the richness of the real Elton, his singing and dancing talents are showcased wonderfully. Rocketman differs from last year's musical biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, by unleashing the story of Elton John as a fantasy musical. In doing so, it, in my opinion, captures the full range of emotions - from trials to joys - without trapping it in the confines of reality. It's a painting, not a mirror.
As a side note, it takes the topic of homosexuality a little further, in a mainstream movie, then we have seen. And some audience members might feel as squeamish as Elton John's parents would.
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