The music and colour of the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris is brought to life in this film in a way that cannot be described. It combines passion, romance, drama, heartache and music.
Nicole Kidman is really good, but in m y opinion Ewan McGregor steals the show. He is the sensitive young poet, naive and full of dreams, who moves to paris to be part of the bohemian movement at the turn of the century. He meets a group of actors who convince him to write a play and to get the famous courtesan Satine to star in it. Christin falls in love with Satine, the Diamond of the Moulin Rouge, who dreams of becoming a real actress. Satine finds herself drawn to this penniless young man, despite her love usually being reserved for the highest bidder. When she mistakes him for the Duke she is supposed to seduce, Satine fall for Christian and they begin an affair, masked by the play they are due to open. They grow more and more in love, hiding their affair from the Duke, who has fallen for Satine and wants her to himself. Jealousy and mistrust begins to tear them apart, their dreams crashing down.
The music in this film, coupled with the colour, the dancing and the plot make it unmissable. The soundtrack rocks and Ewan McGregors version of "Your Song" is amazing. This really is a story about Freedom, Beauty, Truth and Love.