Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the weekly column where I continue my film education before your very eyes by seeking out and watching all of the movies I should have seen by now. I will first judge the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation (and my potentially misguided thoughts). Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try!

The Film: 'Moulin Rouge!' (2001), Dir. Baz Luhrmann

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo and Jim Broadbent.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to 'Moulin Rouge!' There are those that think it's some sort of pop art masterpiece and those that think it's an embarrassing disaster. I've spent the past nine years believing the "embarrassing disaster" group. Since I'm finally about to watch it, let's hope they're wrong.
Moulin Rouge
Based on 35 critics

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