Moulin Rouge is the third movie of Baz Luhrmann’s Act/Dance/Sing trilogy.
Starring Ewan MacGregor, Nicole Kidman, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent and Richard Roxburgh, Moulin Rouge is a festival for the eyes and ears. Using music from David Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs” and Nirvana’s “Smells like Teen Spirit” to Elton John’s “Your Song” and Joe Cocker’s “Love lifts us up where we belong”, Moulin Rouge uses musicality in a way unseen by lesser movies. While the visual flashing and panning excites the eyes in the way a kaleidoscope emblazons beauty on the screen, Ewan MacGregor shows his chops to an equally inspiring set of pipes by Miss Kidman. Even the soundtrack displays some impressive names like Pink and Missy Elliot. Broadbent and Roxburgh have a duet to Madonna’s Like a Virgin (Yes, it is that terrifying/funny). The movie team even manage to elevate Carol Channing’s “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”(a real challenge as it has the grating Carol Channing attached to it) to a higher level.
Moulin Rouge is a real beauty of a film to watch, so now you know how wonderful a treat you are going to enjoy. Rated 5/5