Friday 29th March 2013Director: Baz Luhrmann
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