It started off pretty slow and was difficult to get over that the musical was what was going through John's mind. After that was accomplished it made the movie more tolerable. However, the movie did progress where it started to become entertaining and made the musical better. The movie is the story of Elton's John life through Elton John's own perception of what went on. How much is truth and how much is his own interpretation nobody would know. Because it was only through Elton's own eyes you have to take the story with a large grain of salt. If it was not for the music I would have never got to the half way point. This is the music from the 70's and it brought back memories.