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Moulin Rouge (Movie - 2001)A whirling fantasia of rococo kitsch, set in the legendary Paris nightclub circa 1900. The spectacle of pop songs employed in a period setting speaks to...Moulin Rouge (Movie - 2001)Musical, DramaPT126MPG-13A whirling fantasia of rococo kitsch, set in the legendary Paris nightclub circa 1900. The spectacle of pop songs employed in a period setting speaks to...2001-06-01Christine AnuJim BroadbentNatalie Jackson MendozaJohn LeguizamoGarry McDonaldKylie MinogueCaroline O'ConnorRichard RoxburghDavid WenhamChristine Anu, Jim Broadbent, Natalie Jackson Mendoza, John Leguizamo, Garry McDonald, Kylie Minogue, Caroline O'Connor, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham20th Century Fox Film Corporation
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Moulin Rouge (Movie - 2001)

Genre: Musical, Drama; Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Christine Anu, Jim Broadbent, Natalie Jackson Mendoza, John Leguizamo, Garry McDonald, Kylie Minogue, Caroline O'Connor, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham; Director: Baz Luhrmann; Author: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce; Producer (group): Bazmark Films; Release Date Limited: 05/18/2001; Release Date Wide: 06/01/2001; Runtime (in minutes): 126; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

A whirling fantasia of rococo kitsch, set in the legendary Paris nightclub circa 1900. The spectacle of pop songs employed in a period setting speaks to us in a new and galvanizing way, but the movie also seems to have been made by a madman with a palm buzzer. The director, Baz Luhrmann, smashes all sense of time and space, so that the floor of the Moulin Rouge comes off as a bad-trip version of Studio 54 crossed with the Star Wars cantina. As the courtesan Satine, Nicole Kidman has an accomplished whiplash-dominatrix style but not, perhaps, the eccentric dynamism of a true star. She never quite connects with Ewan McGregor, who, as her bohemian lover, strikes the only notes of real emotion in the movie.

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