Moulin Rouge

Friday 29th March 2013

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Year: 2001
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh

Now, this is better. I've seen Moulin Rouge before, but not for some time. I knew I liked it, but I had forgotten how much I love. The insane, mad, fast-paced story, Ewan McGregor's singing, the way Nirvana and Madonna tunes are used to tell a story, the beautiful bright colours, the self-referentialism... in short, everything that makes a Baz Luhrmann film great.

For those who don't know, the story centres around Christian (McGregor), a Bohemian writer who moves to Paris and falls in love with Satine (Kidman), a dancer at the Moulin Rouge. The reasons why I love this film are the reasons many people hate it, so that's probably worth bearing in mind if you're going to watch it for the first time.

But I could watch it over, and over again. One of my all time favourites.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.