The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER is among sources reporting on the new Elton John biopic ROCKETMAN.. the movie so profound, yet corny and fun, that it is moving people who watch it to tears..
Chris Gardner reports,
John, Egerton, director Dexter Fletcher and co-stars Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard were all in attendance at the special out-of-competition gala screening inside the Palais’ Grand Theatre Lumiere. John produced the film with partner David Furnish, Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling and David Reid, and the whole team joined in for the festivities.
During the screening, the audience broke into spontaneous applause during the performances of “Your Song” and “I’m Still Standing.” Following the showing, John and Egerton were moved to tears by the audience and embraced. In an impromptu move, Fletcher grabbed the microphone and thanked the crowd for their response, saying, “We’re absolutely blown away by your fantastic reception.”