Moulin Rouge from a normal seat

I went back to see “Moulin Rouge” again last night. Alone. It is the first time I have ever gone to a movie by myself. Isn’t that a riot? But no one else could go and I wanted to see it before I leave on Friday, so off I went. On Saturday Naomi & I were stuck sitting up in the front row. That actually enhanced the effect of the movie I think, adding to the quality and fun. We were a *part* of the film. I would recommend the third or fourth row though, so you don’t get a neck cramp! But last night I sat in one of the “normal” upper rows, right in the middle. I have had many people ask me what the movie is about – and there is no simple summary for it. I have decided that most men would enjoy it if they gave it a chance, there is such great humor in it. It is not a musical – not in the normal sense of the word. It is like a kick-ass awesome music video (like they used to have in the ’80s) that is 2 hours long, great songs and fantastic singing, with a story line running through it and a touch of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (my all time fav movie) for zaniness & quirks. (Or maybe a touch of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off … you know, things catch you off guard.) Noticed lots of laughs throughout the theater last night. I did not leave with that same “buzz” feeling as I did the first time, but I still loved the movie and will buy it when it comes out on DVD. I may buy the soundtrack before then. Normally I don’t care for Nicole Kidman – many films I have seen her in her acting seems stiff and forced. Not this one. I think this is her best performance ever. And Ewan… man, he could sing for me any day!

Go see “Moulin Rouge”!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.