Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Elton John BioPic “Rocketman” Opens to Standing Ovations and Terrific Social Media: Star Taron Egerton is “The Real Deal,” Audience Applauds Mid Movie


The Elton John biopic “Rocketman” just received a long, wild standing ovation in Cannes at its premiere.

On social media, guests and press are buzzing about star Taron Egerton as Sir Elton. “He’s the real,” reads one Tweet.

There is general approval of Dexter Fletcher’s musical fantasy about Elton, Bernie Taupin and friends. During the screening, when Taron finished singing “Your Song,” there was applause apparently.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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