Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film directed by Dexter Fletcher.

Official trailers

Paramount Pictures on Thursday, February 21, 2019 released the trailer:
Rocketman (2019) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures.

Story intro

In 1950s England, Reginald Dwight is cared for by his cold mother Sheila and more caring grandmother, Ivy; his father Stanley is mostly absent from the home while serving in the Royal Air Force. Reginald shows interest in playing the piano and shows that he has the ability to hear music and instantly play it perfectly on the piano. Reginald hopes to play something for his father on his return, but when Stanley returns home, he takes no interest in his son or his talent for music. Reginald soon begins taking formal lessons with the support of his grandmother, leading him to study at the Royal Academy of Music. Stanley eventually abandons his family after Sheila has an affair with another man. Later, Reginald takes up an interest in rock music artists such as Elvis Presley, and begins performing in local pubs. Reginald then joins a band, Bluesology. As an adult, Reginald and his band are hired to play backup for a touring American jazz band, and Reginald learns from one of the singers that if he wants to become famous, he has to write some songs, change his name, and put his old life behind him and start anew. This inspires Reginald to change his name to Elton John. Elton begins writing music and tries to find success with Dick James' publishing company under the management of Ray Williams. Williams introduces Elton to songwriter Bernie Taupin and the two quickly form a friendship. Elton's homosexuality is revealed by his former partners in the jazz band, which shocks Taupin at first, but Taupin accepts both Elton and his homosexuality. They move into a flat together to work on their songs, but the duo leaves the flat after Elton ends his romantic relationship with their landlady.


Taron Egerton
Elton John
Matthew Illesley
younger versions of Elton
Jamie Bell
Bernie Taupin
Richard Madden
John Reid
Bryce Dallas Howard
Sheila Eileen
Stephen Graham
Dick James
Gemma Jones
Jason Pennycooke
Charlie Rowe
Ray Williams
Steven Mackintosh
Tom Bennett
Kamil Lemieszewski
Dr. Maverick / Paramedic
Jimmy Vee
Rachel Muldoon
Kiki Dee
Celinde Schoenmaker
Renate Blauel
Sharon D. Clarke
Elton's alcoholics anonymous counselor
Tate Donovan
Doug Weston


The film Rocketman was scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures, Andes Films, Blitz, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Central Partnership, CinemArt, Forum Film Bulgaria, NOS Audiovisuais, Odeon, Ro Image 2000, Toho-Towa, Towa Pictures, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures International (UPI) on May 16, 2019 (Cannes), on May 22, 2019 (United Kingdom), on May 24, 2019 (United Kingdom), on May 29, 2019 (France), on May 30, 2019 (Germany) and on May 31, 2019 (United States, Romania).

The duration of the film is 121 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $113.3 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Rocketman got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Wikipedia: Rocketman (film)

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