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Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to Los Angeles. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Burlesque’s outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day.

Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer named Georgia (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer named Nikki (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of a bartender and fellow musician Jack (Cam Gigandet). With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host named Alexis (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur Marcus Gerber (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal.

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CastChristina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Julianne Hough, Stanley Tucci, Cam Gigandet, Eric Dane, Peter Gallagher, Kristen Bell, Tanee McCall, Blair Redford, Katerina Mikailenko, David Walton, Wendy Benson-Landes, Black Thomas
DirectorSteve Antin
Genre:  Music, Musical
Release Date:  24 November 2010 (USA)
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
Screen WriterSteve Antin
Studio:  De Line Pictures
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review by . November 26, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Flattest Burlesque I've Ever Seen
BURLESQUE   Written and Directed by Steve Antin   Starring Christina Aguilera, Cher, Kristen Bell, Cam Gigandet and Stanley Tucci       Ali: I’ve got to get out of this town.       We open on a street so sparse, in a town so small, one expects tumbleweeds to float by the diner where two young ladies are wasting their lives away as waitresses.  Pop princess/diva/star, Christina Aguilera, is sitting on the counter top, …
review by . November 29, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
"Burlesque" is a visually splendid musical brought down by a severe lack of originality. There isn't a plot point, a character, a theme, a dance routine, or even a song style that hasn't already been seen and heard in other musicals. Take, for example, the moment Christina Aguilera enters the titular club; on stage, a troupe of scantily-clad young women dance lewdly around Cher as she welcomes the audience with a song. She sings about the club. She sings about the girls. She points …
Quick Tip by . November 28, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I don't know how to rate it yet but, I'm looking forward to catching it in theaters. For now, it'll have to be a hopeful 5. I love Cher, I love Christina Aguilera (real Christina, even Xtina but, not Bionic Christina!) and really, I'm a sucker for dance movies of any kind.
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