Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Musical, Romance


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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.


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31 August 2001 | morningperson_2000
10
| I am in love with "Moulin Rouge"!
I have not ever felt for a movie the way I do about "Moulin Rouge." It is not just a movie...it is a cinematic experience the likes of which I have never before seen. The story, the music, the acting, the visual imagery strikes emotion in me I never before thought possible from a film. It is without a doubt the most brilliant piece of cinematic art I have ever seen. It is dizzy, maddening, beautiful, and heartbreaking! The music is rapturous, and Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman's voices compliment each other and the story perfectly. This movie takes its story to a mythic level and surrounds these two star-crossed lovers with music and imagery that simply will take your breath away. The story is grand, huge, and operatic, as is the music. The brilliant score skillfully weaves many modern, popular songs, and rescores them as the libretto to this grand opera. There are some images in this film unlike anything you have ever seen. And the performances are absolutely incredible, particularly Nicole Kidman's. I truly felt for these two people, and truly felt that they were in love. My heart broke into a million pieces for them every time I saw this movie, and I've seen it 8 times. It's an absolutely breathtaking, visionary, masterpiece that did not get the credit it deserved by American critics, who seem to complain that every movie is the same. Yet when an original, daring, shocking film like this comes along, they don't know what to do with it. But then again, this really is not just a film. No mere film could strike me the way this one has, in a way that reaches to the very fibres of my being in a way only "The Wizard of Oz" ever has before. Yes, the story is sad, but what a journey it takes you on! A journey I will be sure to repeat over and over and over again.

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Release Date:

1 June 2001

Language

English, French, Spanish


Country of Origin

Australia, USA

Filming Locations

Fox Studios, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$167,540 20 May 2001

Gross USA:

$57,386,607

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,935,320

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