Music biopics that get it right - and one that gets it wrong

Rocketman is an inspirational tale of a man beating down his demons.
Rocketman is an inspirational tale of a man beating down his demons.PHOTO: UIP

SINGAPORE - Rocketman might be that rare thing in cinemas - a musical - but at its heart, it is still a story about a musician's life. A biopic, in other words, and one that joins a legion of films about other musicians, across the genres of jazz, rock, country and classical.

The film has singer-songwriter Elton John's blessings, and is, as such projects tend to be, an inspirational tale of a man beating down his demons.

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