• http://www.tiredofpreviews.com Katy Kern

    Oh, I don’t usually like musicals but I make an exception with this one. I saw it in the theatre when it first came out. And I will admit I almost walked out after the first 15 minutes. My best friend and I kept looking at each other and thought it was ridiculous. It was just outrageous. But we waited.
    Then something changed and we were both swept away in the romance of the story.
    Yes, I admit I cry (every time) when the Christian starts singing “Come What May” in a capella as he’s about to leave the theatre….but then again, I am a sucker for Ewan Mcgregor -- long story. ;)
    And one of my favorite lines of all time comes from this film -- “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return” -- I almost say it in my head like Toulouse says (screams it) during the production of Spectacular, Spectacular. :)
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    • http://thesecretkeeper.net/ Jennifer Kiley

      “Come What May” is a beautiful love song. It was silly in the beginning but moves in various emotional directions. The use of the songs from the near present was an interesting approach by Baz Lehrman, a technique he used again in his film, The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio. I am a fan of Baz and Leo. And most definitely a fan of Nicole Kidman, melts my heart, and Ewan McGregor, he is near the top of my list for brilliant actors and romantic as the South Seas.

      The line you quoted, and I ended my review with, is by far the best written line ever. I must repeat it. “The Greatest Thing You’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”

      Thank you for your insightful comment. :-)
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  • Cher Duncombe

    I must admit that this is an acclaimed film that I have never seen. Thanks to your wonderful presentation of it, Jennifer, I know I will put this on my must-see list. Great review!

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    • http://thesecretkeeper.net/ Jennifer Kiley

      Thank you Cher for your very enthusiastic words. I am delighted I peaked your curiosity. You will have to give me your reaction after you melt into this love story. One cannot but have compassion for Satine and Christian. I feel you with fall in love with this story. The music, some is so Divine, you will be carried away by it. :-)
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