90 of 94 people found the following review helpful
Wish I saw it in the theater.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Moulin Rouge (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (DVD)
At a time when movie-goers reward high budget, formulaic, Hollywood concoctions, I am grateful for this creative, unconventional, genre-defying movie. By genre, I don't mean musical or drama. I mean film, theater, opera, circus. Somehow the director had so much vision he managed to take so many unsavory elements (unoriginal love story, singing, dancing, so much lace and ruffles, a bit of campiness)and turned them into breath-taking entertainment. The first time I saw it, it did strange things to my pulse, but it was the second time that I let myself enjoy it. I feel sorry for all the critics and movie-goers who expected it to be what movies are 'supposed' to be and so didnt have anything to compare it to or knew how to relate to it. There really has never been anything like it. For those who have not seen it, I suggest approaching it as you would a roller-coaster ride (dont expect to be in control).
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Initial post: Jun 17, 2011 5:14:32 PM PDT
Love your comment about this movie. It is what it is by itself. I watched it many, many times and now I am getting a Blu-ray version.
Posted on Mar 29, 2012 5:18:20 PM PDT
Terry Kelsey says:
I didn't expect to care so much about this movie. It really surprised and delighted me. And the use of the 70's era music was genius--I grew to like these songs more in their Moulin Rouge version than the originals.
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