Because We Can Can Can!

Since today I didn't have a whole lot of plans, I decided to watch some movies that were on my watchlist for what seems like forever. Even though Moulin Rouge! was released in 2001 I sort of avoided watching it on purpose, because it seemed very Coyote Ugly-esque, but as it turned out, it's far from that, and I quite enjoyed it.

I'll try and not give too much away, as spoilers are never fun. For me, Moulin Rouge! is what you'd get if you'd put The Wizard of Oz and Rocky Horror Picture Show together - it's the kind of movie that you either love or hate, and I really loved it.
Sure, it's cheesy and full of cliches, but it's definitely enjoyable as well. I liked how it had some classic elements to it - like what you'd normally see in a play - yet it was contemporary at the same time. The latter was probably because of the pop/rock soundtrack (did I mention I'm a sucker for musicals? - Hairspray, Wicked, Spring Awakening - you name it). My favorite song: Sparkling Diamonds a medley of Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend and Material Girl.


As for the story, it's pretty much your classic impossible love story: Paris, the year - 1899; Nicole Kidman plays a Moulin Rouge courtesan, Satine, in love with Christian (Ewan McGregor) - a struggling English poet.
Set in the Montmartre Quarter in Paris, the movie offers some pretty spectacular backdrops (however the movie was not filmed in Paris, but at FOX studios in Sydney ).
All in all, Moulin Rouge! strongly deserved it's 8 Oscar nominations & 2 wins. If you haven't seen it until now, you should definitely add it to your to do list.

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20 comments:

  1. Moulin Rouge... I think I've seen it more than 10 times (when I love something I'm really obsessing over that thing)
    It has to be one of my favorite movies.
    Glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. i really did, and i'll probably end up watching it again, hopefully in full hd :))

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  3. I'm in the category of the ones who loved it too. :)
    Ada

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  4. I love this movie..I've seen it so many times ..I know all the songs :x

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  5. i'm listening to the soundtrack right now! :)

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  6. that's such an aodrable movie!
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  7.  i so ♥ this movie!
    i still remember El Tango de Roxanne, powerful song~

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  8. i love the first photo !


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  9. Moulin Rouge!! it's one of my favourites films!!! amazing!!  :D


    kisses!


    Adrien Loren

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  10. a coincidence again, Costin. I've never seen it either, for pretty much the same reasons you mentioned, but it is on my weekly list, to be watched on Thursday!!! I'll let u know what I think ;)

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  11. Can you believe I've never seen it? I haven't heard anyone say they didn't like it. I'll have to put it on my to-do list! 

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  12. I love that movie because I'm a musical fanatic! It's one of the movies where you can never get tired! xoxoxoo

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  13. aw, I like your blog!
    thanks for your comment xx

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  14. Now I need to see this movie! From what you're telling seems like a captivating film.

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  15. I love the cinematography in this movie. I hope you had a good Monday.

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  16. Beautiful!Nice blog! :))

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  17. I love this movie. Nicole Kidman is perfect in this film. 

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  18. it's a great movie!

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