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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 1 June 2001 (USA)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.

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Storyline

The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city's drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine. But her affections are also coveted by the club's patron: the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine... Written by O.G.

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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Moulin Rouge  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$167,540 (USA) (18 May 2001)

Gross:

$57,386,369 (USA) (19 April 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

An enormous elephant statue in the garden, bought from a theme park, housed an Arabic nightclub and an opium den. See more »

Goofs

When one of the Bohos is swinging on the chandelier during "the pitch" in the elephant, he is being pushed by a crewmember wearing a wristwatch and a baseball cap. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Toulouse-Lautrec: [singing] There was a boy, a very strange enchanted boy...
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Crazy Credits

The orchestra conductor conducts the 20th Century Fox music before the actual movie begins. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Gorecki
Written by Andrew Barlow and Lou Rhodes
Performed by Nicole Kidman
Produced by Blam and Josh G. Abrahams
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If you Want a Massive Headache, Watch this Movie
23 June 2001 | by (Palo Alto, CA) – See all my reviews

Gag me with a giant MTV spoon! This was like watching MTV for 3 hours without a break. If you like that sort of thing then go see this movie. If however you like movies to have an interesting plot, authentic acting, characters you can care about and a camera that stays still for a few seconds at least, then save your money. Nicole looks good but the sex-appeal is just not there. The music is silly. I felt sorry for the actors. The supporting cast is forced to do the worst acting of their lives. The whole thing is just an expensive failure in film making.


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