Australian director Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet) cuts loose with an all-out fantasy musical set in 19th-century century Paris' most infamous nightclub, the Moulin Rouge. Nicole Kidman stars as the club's most famous showgirl. Ewan McGregor plays an amorous writer in love with the bewitching performer. John Leguizamo pops up as McGregor's mentor, famed painter Toulouse Lautrec. The music is a lyrical blur of everything from Nat King Cole to Madonna. Astonishingly, this heady anachronistic cocktail works thanks to the sheer moxie of writer/director Luhrmann, who creates a lurid, candy-colored fever dream of a film that just might make musicals cool again. 127 minutes PG-13.