Posted on 5/04/10 06:28 AM
Baz Luhrmann crafted a new look on musical, giving it energetic soundtracks that is familiar to us, but oddly, not in the setting of the film. This is the modern musical meets the classic tragic story. The delightful artistic editing in the film is one of its stars. Nicole Kidman was terrific, stunning and seductive, one of her best performances. The first half was funny, fast and raw, the second half though, was slowed down, but still a remarkable finish.