We had a rare opportunity last Friday…the kids had gone to bed relatively early, we had set aside jobs for the day, and knew we had a few hours of not being interrupted. So we thought we’d do what most married couples would do under those circumstances…we watched a movie. Friday always used to be date night, and we still try and keep it so, but it’s been a while since we’ve been able to just sit down…
We chose Moulin Rouge, Baz Luhrman’s extravagant and colourful tragic love story, a mash up of turn of the century Paris and 1980’s MTV. An all-star cast with Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman playing the lead roles, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh and even Kylie as the green fairy! We fell in love with the movie when it was first released, the incredible soundtrack was on constant rotation and our first daughter was born to this song…so it always has special memories. And now that she is old enough, we let her watch the movie…so she is now firmly a fan. And it also means we don’t quite have Glee on the same rotation it has been…
Moulin Rouge tells the story of Christian, played by Ewan McGregor, a struggling writer trying to make his fortunes in Paris, and the beautiful Satine, played by Nicole Kidman, a showgirl and courtesan at the Moulin Rouge who entertains if the price is right. It is love at first sight for Ewan, and although he is not the rich Count she was expecting, a combination of songs and romantic encounters softens her heart, and they fall in love. Come What May is the pivotal song in movie…they are under pressure from all sides; money, affection, loyalty, threats…but still love conquers all.
And there’s no mountain too high, no river too wide, sing out this song and I’ll be there by your side. Storm clouds may gather, and worlds may collide, but I love you, until the end of time. *Come what may.
It’s all about Love
This to me is the love song to end all love songs. It’s not easy. It’s not always a bed of roses. It takes work to make a relationship work, and to keep it working. We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary this year, and we’ve been through some incredibly happy times and some really, really difficult times…some things that we’d prefer not to remember. But I can say categorically that I love Hannah more now than I did 15 years ago, and whatever tests come our way make us stronger.
Come What May epitomises this…it’s not all fluffy bunny rabbits and bunches of flowers, (well it is a bit fluffy….), as with the story they’ve had their hardships and ups and downs, and they know there will be more to come. No matter what happens, their love will stand strong. Obviously you could use this for a love series…or relationships…we did a great series not long ago called Happy Dating… And watch the movie…it is a spectacular smorgasbord of colour, dance and song, one of the most creative movies I’ve seen
*”Come What May“ is a phrase that originates from Shakespeare’s Macbeth and means: let whatever events crop up come to pass.