Taking inspiration from the life and career of Elton John, the film tracks his rise to fame as he struggles with his sexuality and substance abuse.
Not to be confused with RocketMan, the Disney film about a mission to Mars.
Rocketman contains examples of:
- Playing Gertrude: Bryce Dallas Howard plays Elton's mother, even though she is only 8 years older than Elton's actor Taron Egerton.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Elton John is almost always dressed stylishly when not going over the top with his stage costumes.
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: The film is a musical fantasy that takes inspiration from Elton John's life and career, with John, himself, giving permission for it to take artistic license as necessary.
Bernie Taupin: You were never ordinary.