Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
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
Several images (i.e. clowns, men in tuxedos with tutus) are taken from Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings of the Moulin Rouge and nearby clubs. See more »
Satine goes to great time and effort to be bound into a red dress before her meeting with "the Duke". Why would she then change into the black negligee in which she arrives at the Elephant Room? See more »
I had been warned about Moulin Rouge! by my friends a few years ago when they saw it in the theaters.
"So, this is what an acid trip must feel like!" was the exact quote...
I beg to differ...
Moulin Rouge! was a fantastic film in my eyes. Yes, it was VERY different and definately stuck out in the pool of films that came out in 2001.
I applaud Baz Lurhman for his effort to create a magical musical that involves comedy, music, and a beautiful romance.
Yes, this film was over the top but that is the point... it is not meant to be realistic... but entertaining. The colors, the music, the dancing, the sets... all of it are meant to bring the audience on a magical cinematic journey.
Not every film is meant to please everyone. But for those who love musicals this is a must see. Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, and Jim Broadbent give amazing performances... it is a shame though that Ewan and John were not nominated for Oscars for their roles.
This film is absolutely thrilling. I give it a 10/10.
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