Even though Elton John and John Reid broke up in 1975, Reid remained John's manager until 1998. Elton John stated in interviews that post breakup he and Reid had a cordial relationship that was 100% purely business. See more »
When Elton and Bernie first go to the US in the early seventies, there is an aerial shot of the Hollywood sign. The radio mast adjacent to the sign has modern telecommunications transmitters/receivers on it that were not developed in the 1970s. See more »
The film has a 'text ending'. It reveals that Elton John has been sober for 28 years and counting (but still has a problem with shopping), has established a successful aids charity that has raised over $400 million for HIV/ aids sufferers, is still friends with Bernie Taupin and has never had an argument with him, has finally found proper love with his now husband David Furnish, and has retired from making music in order to focus on raising his two sons. See more »
If rami got an oscar and taron doesn't I will riot!
This is twice the movie 'bohemian rhapsody' was. It had everything BR lacked-drama, consequences, everything. It's not 'a star is born' (will Forever be mad bradley got screwed) but it's pretty close. I felt a lump in my chest almost from the start of the movie from how devastated I felt for Poor Elton. Of course you're going to wonder how much is embellishment for sympathy for John, but the same was true of 'bohemian rhapsody'. Queen protected Freddie to such an extent it made for a dull movie. There were some moments in the film I felt weren't fleshed out but maybe they didn't need to be. I can't say much without spoiling the film but it really is fantastic. That being said, like others have said, it's a true musical. It's not a biopic with concert moments sprinkled in. If you can't handle the songs speaking as dialogue, not the film for you.
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