• Moulin Rouge (2001)

Moulin Rouge

Release Date: June 1st, 2001

DVD Release Date: December 18th, 2001

PG-13 |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet (Ewan McGregor), who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star (Nicole Kidman).

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, Garry McDonald, Jacek Koman, Matthew Whittet

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Genres: Musical , Drama

Production Co: Bazmark Films

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Forbidden love, Deception, Creative, Love triangle, Rivalry, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is all color and music, sound and motion, kinetic energy, broad strokes, operatic excess. show more

  • 88
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    An audacious, snappy visual and emotional feast of dishes both familiar and fresh. It's the first really good movie of 2001. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A landmark musical movie -- controversial, mercurial, even cheeky. It's the kind of film that wildly divides audiences and critics -- people tend to either love or hate it. I loved it. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Makeup
Nominated Sound
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Costume Design
Winner Art Direction
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture