We are days away from the end of the year. With discarded boxes stacked in corners and half-finished cookie trays, we found time to take our kids to a movie. We decided to see Bohemian Rhapsody, because it was the only movie we all wanted to watch. Some of us saw it twice. It was a jolly holiday finishing the year with Bohemian Rhapsody.
My husband and I saw Bohemian Rhapsody a few weeks ago at a Landmark Theater in Denver. I love this theater because of the movie attendants and the bar.
I love the music of the rock band, Queen. But, until we saw the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, I did not know much about the band. I knew the lead singer, Freddie Mercury, died from complications from AIDS. What I didn’t know was the man (men) behind the band. Two of the bandmates were engineers. Which in many ways explains their drive to create music that was dismissed by critics.
Bohemian Rhapsody Official Trailer
The movie captures a glimpse behind the big hair and the tone-deaf dance moves of this London based band. At the end of the movie the themes of family, loyalty and music win. Where the movie could have focused on Freddie Mercury’s drug and fame-fueled choices, the screenwriters and producers honored his legacy and his family.
The Live Aid concert scene at the end of the movie, will have you dancing in the aisles (especially if you go to a Landmark theater).
You may recognize a few faces in the movie too. Try not to use Google. I will share one fun fact: the character of the bass player is played by Joseph Mazzello. He played the little boy in the original Jurassic Park. Freaking out right now as I found the youtube video above. This cutie actor is unrecognizable with his 80’s denim and rock band hair!
During the holiday break, my sister flew out from Knoxville. Between shopping and baking, we binge watched the Bravo series Dirty John; based on the popular podcast of the same name.
Despite listening to this podcast last year, the television series is just as riveting. It is crazy how this California based, high-end interior designer got caught up in this guy’s, John Meehan, end game. I won’t share the details, but the limited series on Bravo will have you bingeing into the new year!
I would love to know what Jeff Lewis thinks of this story and if he knows the real-life Debra Newell. And, I would love to know your thoughts of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody if you saw it. What’s your favorite song by Queen?
Happy New Year!