Actors: Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, and John Leguizamo
Film: Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Baz Luhrmann's musical extravaganza boasts a lot of emotion (and coughing), but it fails to capture the feeling that any of the characters are anything but two-bit loafers. The show must go on, and times are certainly tough in the Paris institution, but Toulouse-Lautrec as a stage director and cabaret developer? A nothing writer who infiltrates the business to ruin what may be their last performance? Maybe it's the lack of mostly original music, but none of these creative types ring true in any way.