Rocketman
  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    121m

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

Film

Rocketman

drug misuse, sex, very strong language

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

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  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    121m

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

ROCKETMAN is a British musical drama based on the life and career of singer, songwriter and musician Elton John.

Drugs

People are shown snorting cocaine and using bongs. There are occasional references to drug and alcohol addiction.

Sex

A large group of people are shown writhing and thrusting together during a stylised orgy sequence, without visible nudity. Another scene features a short sequence of below-frame oral sex.

Language

There is infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t'), in addition to more frequent use of strong language ('f**k'). Milder terms include 'cock', 'bitch', 'prick', 'twat', 'arsehole', 'shit' and 'bastard'. There is also infrequent use of homophobic terms including 'fag', 'fairy' and 'poofter'; the work as a whole does not condone discriminatory language or behaviour.

Infrequent moderate violence includes a sequence in which one man slaps another. In another scene a man is shown overdosing on prescription pills.

  • Classified date

    11/09/2019

  • Director(s)

    Dexter Fletcher

  • Cast

    Tate Donovan, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Taron Egerton, Stephen Graham

  • BBFC reference

    AVF367950