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Cinema

Rocketman is cheesy and clichéd – and all the better for it

25 May 2019

9:00 AM

25 May 2019

9:00 AM

There have been claims that Rocketman, the biopic of Elton John, is ‘cheesy’ and ‘clichéd’, but, in truth, you do want these films to be a bit cheesy and clichéd. (In Bohemian Rhapsody if a record executive had never cried: ‘Nobody wants to listen to a six-minute opera song with words like “Galileo” in it!’ I’d have walked away in a huff.)

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