Moulin Rouge

For all its weirdness, I actually liked this movie. It will almost certainly turn into a cult classic. I don’t generally like musicals, but it was fun trying to recognize the pop songs in this very, very odd production. Some of the songs were changed so much I couldn’t even pick them out. Visually, the movie is stunning, from the lavish sets down to the incredible costumes. Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor are really rather good, and they even sing their own songs in this movie. I disagree with the people who say that it would have been better with an original soundtrack. On the contrary, I think an original soundtrack would have made it “just another movie”. (****)