Wow. Where do I start! First of all, how can you go wrong with Elton John. Seems to me this is a very clean version compared to what it could have been. Thrilled that the focus remained on him and how he arrived to his third act and not about celebrity, gossip etc. Next, editing, directing, cinematography were all in line with our modern attention span, fast moving and entertaining. Casting was absolutely spot on. But most of all, wow, Taron Egerton is fantastic and definitely someone to keep an eye on. He’s theatrically trained with confidence that radiates in the subtlety of his performance. You really fall in love with him and frankly, doesn’t hurt that he keeps taking his shirt off! No offense to Elton but it’s a fairly standard almost easily overshadowed story, made much more interesting by having the right mix of everything else. A musical vs a straight bio pic with music you already know, how can you go wrong for date night?

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