That said, I decided to forget Romeo + Juliet and go into Moulin Rouge! with an open mind. Guess what? I loved it. I thought the story was beautiful as was the art direction and I even found myself getting teary eyed at the end.
Through a series of mix-ups, Christian ends up meeting with and falling for the star of the cabaret, Satine, who falls for him as well. However, Satine (played by the beautiful Nicole Kidman) is also wanted by the Duke of Monrath (Richard Roxburgh), the man who is financing the show. He is quite creepy, has a terrible temper, and does not like to share his things. Sadly, for Christian and Satine, the duke thinks that Satine is his. Add on top of that dilema that Satine is very sick and you have yourself one drama filled, heart wrenching movie.
I would really recommend this movie to anyone who loves musicals or romance movies. Be warned: their is quite a bit of adult stuff in it which is a given considering the fact that is centered around Moulin Rouge. If you're okay with that and you don't mind "loud" movies with fast-paced editing, you should really give it a go. You might really like it!