Bohemian Rhapsody

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There are some good performances here (specifically Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury) and the film has a lot of scenes that I enjoyed. Specifically, the scenes where they were creating the songs and the Live Aid concert at the end. However, as a whole, it fell short. It never felt like it had a compelling story at its core or have anything to say, so there was not enough for it to leave an impact.

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Bohemian Rhapsody is a moving, musical tribute to the band Queen and their bold, flamboyant lead singer, Freddie Mercury. While parts of the story are bumped around and otherwise fictionalized for the sake of telling the tale, Bohemian Rhapsody is based upon much of the history of the group, from their humble start to their catapulting to super-stardom! Rami Malek convincingly channels Freddie's appearance, speech and mannerisms while the singing voice is an amalgam of Mercury's own, Malek's and Marc Martel. If you're a fan of the band and its enduring music, someone interested in a drama about the showman behind the music who put one of the most visible faces to the then-emerging aids epidemic, or a lover of rock concerts and rock history, there's something here for you! Be aware that there are scenes depicting drugs and homosexuality, so parents should exercise what discretion and guidance is appropriate, and some viewers are forewarned.

Erik M.

A very good biopic but does stretch the truth in places. Don't consider this to be the complete truth. But still a good watch.

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Factual error: In a scene in 1980, Brian May is teaching everyone the beat for his new song "We Will Rock You." However that song was released in 1977.

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John Reid: So, tell me. What makes Queen any different from all of the other wannabe rockstars I meet?
Freddie Mercury: I'll tell you what it is. We're four misfits who don't belong together, playing to the other misfits, the outcasts, right at the back of the room who are pretty sure they don't belong either. We belong to them.

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Trivia: In the film, Freddie discovers that he's HIV positive in 1985, prior to Live Aid, when in fact he didn't find out until the spring of 1987, after the 'Magic' tour.

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Question: What is the significance of the bar scene they keep cutting to during the live aid performance? It does not appear to be the same door that Freddie first played with Smile so I'm not sure the significance. Also, who is the blonde guy with glasses sitting next to Bob Geldof when Bob is asking for money? That's supposed to be someone famous?

Answer: It's not any specific bar, it's just a very common trope in this kind of movie to show everyday people in a bar/pub watching/responding to a massive televised event (cf. V for Vendetta). The guy sitting next to Bob Geldof is David Hepworth, who's not super famous; he's a British music journalist and was a co-presenter of Live Aid.

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