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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Simply, the worst movie ever made.
Where do I start? The awful miscasting of Ewan McGregor. The horrible music; like Lloyd Weber on a bad acid trip. Kidman's terrible lip-synching. Kidman's lack of stage presence. A story line which has been done a thousand times before, all better than this. Camera work which was like The Blair Witch Project, only in Technicolor (I kept reaching for my Dramamine). How did this movie EVER get financial backing? If not for the headliners, it would have run 1 week, max. Or stayed in the can forever. Where it belongs.
Maggie Greenwald goes through her checklist.
It looks like Maggie Greenwald made up a checklist before she made this film. Let's see if all of the obligatory cliches were covered: We had the Lesbian Scene, the Shedding Of Clothes, Clogging, the Romance Between The Virile Mountain Man And The Back East Pedant, the Rich Coal Mine Owner and his Shallow, Snooty Wife, the Stupid Farmer who sells his land at half price, and on and on. Oh, I almost forgot.....the token Black Banjo Player. The only thing missing from this film were a blind fiddle player and a three-legged hound. The story line had no continuity. The scenery was wretched.(You want Western NC scenery? See "Nell". You want Appalachian ambiance? See "Deliverance"). The characters acted like they didn't know what they were supposed to be doing half the time and the ending was horrible. Ms. McTeer is a good actress and the music was fairly good. Which probably saved this entire movie from the cutting room floor. Where it belongs.