This Mumsnet review of Rocketman went viral - and it's clear to see why

Joe Sommerlad@JoeSommerlad
Saturday 01 June 2019 07:15
Showbiz

Rocketman, the new musical biopic of Sir Elton John starring Taron Egerton, has been extremely well reviewed, pretty much across the board.

Mark Kermode was particularly rhapsodic in his praise, calling the film "fantastic", "electric" and "fabulous", but he was by no means alone.

"A sequin-encrusted delight," said Empire.

"The energy is irresistible," beamed The Wall Street Journal.

"A heart-racing, toe-tapping, deliriously entertaining triumph," frothed The Telegraph.

Which is all very nice but, in truth, the only review that matters is this one from an anonymous contributor to Mumsnet.

"Menopausal old hound looking for a boost in the fanjo"!

The response to this mini-masterpiece of silver screen appreciation and self-deprecation was entirely justified.

Rocketman's star was apparently the most delighted of all.

Somebody hire this woman.

We, for one, would love to hear her thoughts on Magic Mike.

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