Missing her dead father, she's drawn to this ghostly half-face, but even more drawn to the less-mangled charms of young buck Raoul (Patrick Wilson), a fact that leads the Phantom to imprison her in his lair.Schumacher, who shares the screenwriting credits with Lloyd Webber, has downplayed the horror of previous adaptations. Nowhere near as scary to look at or unpredictable as previous Phantoms Lon Chaney and Herbert Lom.After having to drop out of the prestigious all-girls Spence School in Manhattan, Rossum completed her high school education online instead, in a program funded by Stanford University..

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This version is stronger on romance: Rossum has the extreme youth of Zeffirelli's Juliet.

At the start of the film she's intensely vulnerable, a quality that not only leads her to take a chance on the Phantom, but is the source of her appeal to him: she represents the innocence he was robbed of as a child.

Now, despite a letter-writing campaign by their legions of fans, they've been ousted to make way for a younger, largely unknown cast with the thankless job of filling their roles and of trying to rival the success of Moulin Rouge and Chicago. Mocked and beaten as a child, he now lives below the Paris Opera of the 1870s where he composes tunes and dreams up spectaculars that even the cack-handed theatre bosses (CiarĂ¡n Hinds and Simon Callow) can't destroy.

Gerard Butler plays the twisted Phantom of the title. A mad visionary, he develops a crush on chorus girl Christine (Emmy Rossum) and sets about destroying anyone who stands in the way of her becoming chief soprano.

Also with Patrick Wilson, Minnie Driver and Miranda Richardson. [] - We see many statues of nude men and women revealing bare breasts and chests, buttocks and abdomens in several scenes. Men and woman dance together, one man lifts a woman's skirt and climbs under it (it is not certain what, if anything, happens).

Men admire younger women dancing and make suggestive remarks. Men in theatrical costumes are bare-chested and women expose bare abdomens and cleavage when they wear short tops.If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member.Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context. A man holds a woman, caresses her hip, abdomen and thigh and she swoons.By age 11, she was on television, and by adolescence, in movies.Rossum combined her vocal and acting talents to become a star at 18 in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Born in New York City on September 12, 1986, Emmanuelle "Emmy" Grey Rossum was raised solely by her mom, Cheryl Rossum, a corporate photographer. Despite not having siblings, she became a part of a much bigger family after joining the Children's Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera at the age of 7.A woman's skirt is sheer and when it is backlit the outline of her legs is evident.