Moulin Rouge

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Dazzling musical romance has innuendo, mature themes.

PG-13 2001 127 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 33 reviews

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age 15+

Songs and discussions about sex

I LOVED Moulin Rouge when it came out so recently had my 12 and 15 year olds watch it with me. I think a lot of the joy from hearing familiar songs recreated was lost on them. I found myself explaining how Madonna wrote Like a Virgin in the 80s and so it was very funny to see the men singing to that. I had forgotten the actual storyline - the whole movie has so much sexual innuendo as well as just the fact that the whole time the creepy guy wants Satine to sleep with him. My 12 year old left the room multiple times, she commented that she once went to make sure it wasn't rated R. In retrospect I would have waited for her to watch a few more years. There isn't any sex shown although one scene with Satine and Christian topless holding each other with blankets around their waists.
age 18+

The fabulous Moulin Rouge

Lots of drama, romance, old timer Paris cityscapes and hit song medleys for the elder Francophiles. One of the movies you had to view on the big screen like I did back then. Many movies and shows had quoted David Bowie like Friendship is Magic did with Diamond Dogs. Good for the class of elder teen that can discuss the story of Montmatre, why we love the 1980's and what the meaning of the lyric means. In consumerism there are of course Montmatre.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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