Club Moulin Rouge - an experience you won't forget!
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.
Fuck this film.
Fuck the direction from the sloppy editing to the chaotic camera movement that is all over the fucking place.
Fuck the recylcled songs that are exactly the same.
Fuck all the unbearable characters from the wasted Ewan McGregor to the spoiled whore that Nicole Kidman plays.
Fuck the acting from the ham to the cheese from the wooden to the green.
Fuck the selfish, self-absorbed, forced, contrived, fucking pretentious, shallow as hell story.
Fuck the uninteresting, boring narrative that is just characters saying "All you need is love!" for two fucking hours.
Fuck the flashy, show-offy style that makes this clearly style over substance.
Fuck the cliched bullshit from the comedic misunderstandings to, everything you've seen in every fucking musical.
Fuck the stupidity of it all.
Fuck everything about it.
Fuck this film.
I hate it with an undying passion.
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Baz Luhrmann is the only director in Hollywood with the courage to answer the question, "What if Fellini sucked?"
Let's start with the positive. The integration and reinterpretation of a great deal of popular songs is done beautifully and creatively. That is, of course, essential for a musical. It is sadly also the only thing I enjoyed in this messy, hyper kinetic, over stylised, failed experiment.
I appreciate the message it tries to bring across, I just wish it had done it differently. If you choose to be so forcefully present as a director, you also have to know when to back off, something Baz Luhrman clearly doesn't understand. He manages to make just about every scene feel immensely convoluted with his bouncy visuals.
The acting is fine, the singing a bit spotty, which really starts to get rather…
Grand, romantic, daring, and absolutely gorgeous! This is definitely a film that will divide people, but I love it. The whole cast is excellent, especially Ewan McGregor. I had no idea he was such a great actor, and he blew me away here. Kidman is sexy and completely believable opposite McGregor. One more thing I must say, I think this film may have the best editing I've ever seen. With all my gushing about it done, I recommend you see this. Even if you hate it, it's worth a watch. I, for one, think it is spectacular.
P.S. I wanna watch Jim Broadbent sing 'Like A Virgin' a million times. It's seriously hilarious.
Rarely does one see a film, let alone a musical, as earth-shatteringly innovative and delightfully creative as Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! Luhrmann's self-indulgent, extravagant style works in every sense of the word to enhance the potency of this film's themes and the stunning depth of its characters. Visually, this is as sumptuous as it gets. The wild and incoherent camerawork somehow works to the movie's advantage, giving it a very unique and ambitious feel. The musical numbers used to convey the complex journeys of these characters are used cleverly and respectfully, never straying away from the true meanings and intentions of the original artists, but rather using them to weave intricate emotion into the film's narrative. Nicole Kidman and Ewan…
Baz Luhrmann throwing a party and doing it well. The fast cutting, jumpy edit creates occasional glimpses of intelligent emotional montages but largely is confusing outside of the initial party scenes. It also leaves little time to appreciate some of the great cinematography and use of colour. Often alienating due to its surreal elements.
Razzal Dazzal it actually is!
What did I just watch? Is this really the same film everyone raves about? Am I missing something here?
The best movie I have ever saw and will ever see. It is my all time favourite.
Baz Luhrmann's ability to shift from comedy to tragic within a split-second is unprecedented. "Moulin Rouge!" drips in euphoria, with a rich visual palette where every frame is more vibrant and heartbreaking then the last, effortlessly creating a seductive hyper-reality where imagination runs rampant and love is deeply submerged. No color is left unpainted, no love song left unsung, no texture left untouched. "Moulin Rouge!" has soul like few films do, and it's magic lies within its' character's virtues, which are beautiful and universal.
It's the movie musical that transcends all the others. It's truly a film that perfectly expresses the truth, beauty, freedom, and love that we all seek within the cinema. I loath those who fail to recognize it's brilliance. "Moulin Rouge!" is a modern masterpiece.
Film 1- June Challenge
Being ever so morbidly curious, I decided to watch the films that I actively seeked out this month. Starting with Moulin Rouge! Which made me so morbidly curious. Why did I want to see this? Well, maybe it's because I like Ewan McGregor as an actor or that Christina Aguilara song has been embedded in my head since age 6, or maybe because I joked about saying that this movie scared me when I was a child.
Either way, I would eventually watch this movie via internet. The bottom line? I actually enjoyed Moulin Rouge! Why? Because Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman were great in this film. Also, I'm starting to warm up to Baz Lurhmann's…
More than any other, I am sick of arguing with people about this movie. Make of it what you will.
Spectacular. The biggest feast for your eyes cinema can offer. The style may not be for everyone but the kinetic editing and ferocity of the camera work can only be marvelled at. There is so much energy on show. The actors embrace the silliness with glee and dig deep for the heart tugging moments that inevitably come as the films audacious opening 40 minutes turns somewhat darker. Chicago could have learnt a thing or two from this movie.