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Christian is drawn into the dark, fantastical underworld of Parisian nightclub, the Moulin Rouge. In this seedy but glamorous haven of sex, drugs and electricity, the poet-innocent finds himself plunged into a passionate but ultimately tragic love affair with the club's highest paid star and the city's most famous courtesan, Satin.
Tragedy Comedy Musical - This experimental reinvention of the movie musical is certainly not
for everyone, but more open minded adult and young adult moviegoers
are the audience most likely to warm up to its imaginative charms.
The bawdy atmosphere make the film inappropriate for young children.
PROFANITY: None. SEX/NUDITY: Lots of sexy dancing; a clothed sexual situation. VIOLENCE: A scene of assault. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Absinthe and alcohol drinking. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Bawdy slapstick and double entendres.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
This is the best example I've ever seen of a movie that some people loved and others hated. Fortunately, the majority enjoyed the movie very much. Very few rated it as average, which is unusual. What's really surprising is the guys enjoyed it as much as the ladies and also hated it as much.
It's SOOO important that you read the detailed opinions before deciding if this movie's right for you. There were an unusually high number of negative comments given and I noticed that many of these came from those who had a high opinion of the movie. This is very unusual and indicates a movie that was enjoyable overall, but did have some aspects that were not liked.
My suggestion would be, if you like foreign/art films that are often quite unusual, you will undoubtedly find "Moulin Rouge" enjoyable. If you prefer the standard movie format, and the less singing the better, you may want to avoid this movie.
Picture this: A sepia-coloured rooftop studio, the icons of nineteenth century Paris out the window. A garrulous tribe of hand-colored bohemians lead by Toulouse Lautrec are improvising a revolutionary musical due to open the Moulin Rouge night club
-- and not making much headway. Then, one of the Bohos trips over the cord of their
absinthetron/synthesiser and they all pile through young wannabe Bohemian poet Christian's garret roof. A pop-prescient talent who spontaneously spouts the greatest love songs of the unborn (twentieth) century, Christian is the answer to their
So the idealistic Christian is drawn into the dark, fantastical underworld of Parisian nightclub, the Moulin Rouge. In this seedy but glamorous haven of
sex, drugs and electricity, the poet-innocent finds himself plunged into a passionate but ultimately tragic love affair with the club's highest paid star and the city's most famous courtesan, Satin.