Great, underrated biopic has incredible music, performances.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a wonderful biopic that follows legendary Queen superhero star, Freddie Mercury. In the film, Farrokh Bulsara approaches a band that recently lost their lead singer, and when he shows them his singing voice, he becomes their new bandmate, leading him to vast amounts of fame, success, and a big self-realization. Going into Bohemian Rhapsody, I had mediocre expectations due to the relatively medium reviews, but my expectations were completely blown out of the water. Rami Malek's performance as Freddie is unique, powerful and funny, and the supporting cast is great as well. The music was catchy and fabulous -- I ended up dancing and singing (quietly, of course, aha) in the theater. I've always known about Queen and its music before seeing this movie, but I learned many interesting facts about Freddie himself during the film, which was lovely. The live aid performance made me tear up. It was great! I did wish that the movie dug a little deeper into his life, as I did have a few questions after the credits rolled, but I believe the crew truly did their best, and I very much appreciate it. Violence 1/5: A few very heated arguments and threats, and a character coughs up blood and it is implied that they die of AIDS. Sexual content and nudity 3/5: A bit of opposite and same-sex couple kissing, flirting, groping and implied sex. The most inappropriate scene in the film that CSM does not mention displays Freddie walking through what appears to be a gay sex club in which men are shown wearing black masks and wearing very strange leather costumes while kissing -- this scene made me feel quite uncomfortable, so if you would like to watch the movie without being made uncomfortable at all, I would recommend waiting till you are 13. Language 3/5: Characters swear, and "s--t," and "f--k," are used two or three times. Drinking and drugs 4/5: Lots of drinking and smoking. It is implied that Freddie snorted cocaine and took many other drugs. In the end, Bohemian Rhapsody is a fun, clever and well-made musical biopic packed with great performances and emotional moments. I highly recommend it to anyone that is a mature 12 year old and up!