Kidman is cruising to super stardom herself with this masterpiece!
Okay, I couldn't resist. Considering I can think of 2301 Cruise
cliché's I'll leave it be...Take the high road. Cruise
on by the obvious...Sorry. What a beautiful woman too. Not since
Practical Magic has she looked this effervescent. I'm no
clam digger, but this chick is a hot potato boys.
movie itself is a remarkable sexy artsy and happily flamboyant
movie. It was like sneaking into a naughty version of The Looking
Glass. A Willy Wonka-like festival of delight for adults. Busby
Berkley would be proud of the grandiose choreography. Which is
near brilliance. The soundtrack ingenious. Like director, Baz
Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo+Juliet, we are transported to a world
familiar but dreamily askewed. And, also as with Romeo+Juliet,
Bazzie uses words we all recognize as his dialog. In R+J
it was Shakespeare's famous play- verbatim- here it is one hit
song after another. Again, a brilliant concept that actually worked!
goes...The Moulin Rouge is a tawdry place. Scandalous and raunchy.
Moulin has its star, as all places of this style do. Here it is
sultry song mistress Satine (Nicole -gorgeous- Kidman). But, Saltine,
er, Satine, wants to can the can-can and be a serious actress.
A true thespian. Her boss, Zigler (Jim Broadbent), has arranged
it. She shall meet with, and sleep with, a wealthy duke who will
finance a show called Spectacular, Spectacular. In a divine intervention
she instead mistakes a poor lowly writer and poet Christian (Ewan
"oio, give us a pint mate" McGregor) for the duke...
As fast as Tom Greene's career is careening to the abyss the two
fall madly in love.
dance around the duke who is being bamboozled by Satine and her
troupes. They rehearse their play. But ultimately they will have
to face some sad truths.
greatest thing, one can ever learn...is to love and be loved in
this Ewan McGregor all about then? Why isn't he in more?
Yum-o-rama. He's chock full of manly man bits. Hmm. I noticed
he has the same exact mole as Russell Crowe...Okay, either it's
just a weird coincidence OR these two are from the planet Manular
and they've come to infiltrate our mediocre man supply. Their
planet designed the perfect mate. It's the only way to fool women
the true leaders of the planet after all. They probably figure
stun us with blinding manly beauty so we'll never see the invation
en route...or we wont care! And, Crowe and Ewan both sport those
funny accents too! So obvious.
Leguizamo is great as a gnome-like Toulouse Lautrec.
Nicole is awe-inspiring. Jim Broadbent is completely mesmerizing
as Moulin Rouge MC and owner Zigler. Ewan a romantic, humble lead
who will your heart along with Satine.
is one hell of an original film folks. A classic has been made.
It is a musical. Let me tell you, warn you, this right up front.
I bet you didn't know Ewan and Ms. Kidman could sing? Me neither.
But they belt out tunes better than some known musical folks out
out and see this as soon as you can. It is breath taking. Truly
original. The whole cast, and set, has an eerie other worldly
feel and the soundtrack is so great it's already in the
Nicole, who needs that short creepy no-talent guy anyway? Girl
you got it going on! Find a nice religiously balanced fellow next
recommendation: Strawberries and green fairy gin.
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo,
Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh
Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce
this Original Movie Poster