Moulin Rouge


i love ewan he has the best voice in the wholeworld and he is soooo adorable lol! i love him so much , i think that moulin rouge was such a great movie , they should have a second one , and since Satine is dead he falls in love with another girl (me)lol! i wish well ill be going now so if u havent seen thiss movierent it tonight ! u wont be sorry! I love ewan lalalalaalalal i love ewan lalalalalalal!
~Ewans Wife~

>>By EwaNS wife   (Monday, 23 Dec 2002 21:17)

this movie is the absolute greatest even thoguh i always cry st the end when satine dies! *sob* *grin*

>>By gigglyfunnygurl   (Tuesday, 6 May 2003 22:01)

so i love the movie i think that it is the best movie in the world i can do the can can and very soon i will have a can can dress from i love ewan more than any one ! i have a srine of him in my room and i kiss all of his pictures good night if you want to im me my sn is cancangirl454!:D

>>By megan   (Monday, 23 Jun 2003 17:29)

Incorporating modern pop songs, vibrant colors, and a classic love story, Moulin Rouge is a force to be reckoned with. I admit to not thinking this film would do well when it first was released, but it surprised many with remarkable performances from Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Set in early 1900’s France, the story follows the journey of a young writer named Christian, who travels to the bohemian town of Montmatre to find hid true calling and perhaps more. A colorful entourage of actors, singers, and musicians quickly befriends him. The group takes Christian to the famed night club/brothel the Moulin Rouge. Here he discovers the seedy world of courtesans and dancers, and looses his heart to the star of the club, Satine. A simple case of mistaken identity brings the two together, under very dangerous terms, for an evil Duke was meant to be with the lovely singer. Satine, who wishes to leave the Moulin Rouge and pursue a legitimate career as an actress in Paris, needs to seduce the Duke enough for him to finance the club’s next show. Unfortunately the Duke is led to believe Satine loves him, and once he discovers that her heart in fact belongs to Christian, the star-crossed lovers and the Moulin Rouge itself are put in danger. I normally tend to shy away from musicals, as they usually all seem way to Disney-ish, but this film had just enough of a trippy wacky feel to it, that I found myself laughing and enjoying it. Besides, getting to see Nicole Kidman in a tight little bustier wasn’t all that bad either. The DVD itself is a 2-disc set featuring an abundance of special features, including commentaries, deleted scenes, multi-angle versions of different sequences, and music videos. They definitely went all out on this one giving it the four star treatment. So if you’re looking for a pleasant change of pace, I suggest picking this one up sometime.

>>By Led Gopher   (Wednesday, 27 Aug 2003 06:51)

moulin rouge was the worst movie i eva saw!!!
i only watched it to see nichole kidman DIE!!!!!

>>By toss_wank   (Friday, 29 Aug 2003 01:54)

It was original and unoriginal.

It was "original" in that it revived the Musical genre

It was unoriginal in that in some parts it technically cut and pasted songs that were already written by others e.g. Like a Virgin, Madonna- however it was original in the context in which that song was used, and also that other love song montage (all you need is love/just a silly love song etc).

Overall it was ambitious and original. I applaud originality. I liked it.

>>By ftad   (Sunday, 31 Aug 2003 14:08)

I hated this movie. I mean, Nicole Kidman trying to top Marilyn Monroe? Who does she think she is kidding? And a middle aged man singing Madonna?! When Nicole was dying at the end, I couldn't help myself. I spoke up and said "So die already!" That got laughs from most of the people around me. And it's not that Nicole is not a fine acctress, but this movie just didn't do anything for me. Then again, maybe it was the person I saw the movie with, rather than the movie itself.

>>By PuzzledOne   (Wednesday, 17 Sep 2003 00:35)

Toss, Puzzled, I'm in your camp most definitely. I think it would be more appropriately named "Moulin Ruse"! Okay, okay! The writer and director wanted an homage to modern music and they chose the bandwagon catalyst... a period film (did anybody smell the Oscars?)
I lost TONS of respect for the brilliant actor from SHALLOW GRAVE and TRAIN SPOTTING... and yes, Nicole Kidman should be in the sequel (read suckuel) so that we may watch her die again and again on celluloid. The movie was a festival of rolling the legends, living and dead in their graves. Hey, the Beatles already had a raw deal when Michael Jackson sold the rights to their songs to Nike, what's next?

>>By 42n8   (Friday, 19 Sep 2003 02:24)

i thought the movie was great, i was different, i neat way of having a musical. i applaud the unique use of famous songs in a different surrounding, if i had the time i would show you just how wrong you are but it's your opinion if you don't like such a fun movie.

>>By loves2laugh   (Thursday, 26 Feb 2004 22:44)

Puzzled and 43N8 - you're wrong. Loves2laugh - you're right. Re the songs fitted in - don't you know that some of the great MGM musicals had old songs fitted in to them, written 15-20 years before the film was ever made, because the director/ creator realised that it was a good way to get across the point that the character wanted/needed to make? Same here. As for Broadbent singing "Like A Virgin" - well, not only is it contextually interesting and correct, but its also laugh out loud audacious. No point being precious about it - great songs are always great songs, and personally, I reckon Lennon (mentioned in passing in one of your reviews) would have pissed himself about it.

I reckon that this is one of the best films of the past 5 years, so well made and so interesting to watch that it includes technical stuff that they havent even given names to yet (probably). It's a scandal that it WASN'T nominated for best director, frankly. Especially when you get toss like "A Beautiful Mind" being nominated instead.

(And on top of that - you'd like to think that Sting would have been appalled by "Roxanne" being made into a tango, as he is precisely the kind of sanctimonious prick who NEEDS winding up!)

>>By Neddy   (Saturday, 13 Mar 2004 20:29)

I thought the movie was utter garbage a waste of money and time not to mention how foolish the storyline was and how the plot was conceived is simply beyond me and dont get me started on the singing it was awful and grating on the nerves one of the worst musicals ever!!!!!!!!!!!

>>By Duallady   (Monday, 22 Mar 2004 21:06)

ah I love this movie

of course I do
you must love the garish colors
the strange scenery
the beautiful medleys of music
and of course the plot......

The best thing you'll ever know, is just to love, and be loved in return

>>By bagelboy13   (Sunday, 22 Aug 2004 07:44)

ROCK ON BAGELBOY!!! woo!! I agree!!! WOOT WOOT!! It was a vair vair good movir

>>By Megano   (Tuesday, 12 Oct 2004 02:02)

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