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Burlesque (I) (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  24 November 2010 (USA)
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A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.

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The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue. Written by Bobby_John

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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24 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£425,931 (UK) (17 December 2010)

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$39,440,655 (USA) (4 February 2011)
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Both Diablo Cody and Susannah Grant did rewrites of Steve Antin's script. See more »

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Towards the end of the "Welcome to Burlesque" song when all of the girls are lined up across the stage, the girl with the black beret can be seen coming through Georgia's legs twice. See more »

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The Beautiful People
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Written by Marilyn Manson, Jeordie White (as Twiggy Ramirez), Ron Fair, Ester Dean, Stefanie Ridel, Tommy Lee James, Nicole Scherzinger, Laura Pergolizzi, Melvin Watson (as Melvin K. Watson Jr.), Larry Summerville Jr.
Produced by Ron Fair, The Phantom Boyz
Performed by Christina Aguilera
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains a sqample of "The Beautiful People"
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Burlesque : Very good for that kind of movie
28 November 2010 | by (Montreal, QC) – See all my reviews

So, it's a movie about a lounge with signers and dancers. It's not a musical, but you expect to see dancing, sexy and songs. Burlesque delivers on all account, it's sexy without being naked, it's fun, the music is great.

I don't know why so many reviewers here say that Christina Aguilera is a bad actress, she gave quite a decent performance considering that, well, she is not an actress. And while Cher is not on the screen all the time, she is fantastic. For a woman in her sixties, wow...

The movie made me buy the soundtrack, Christina know how to sing and she is very good.

As for the background stories (lounge on the verge of closing, love interest), they are there to give the movie some meaning but are not overly invading on the main content witch is signing and dancing. Those background stories are were the movie lost my 2 points, because you don't quite feel the urgency, stress of Tess money problems, everything runs like there is no problem at all.

All in all, it's a good, entertaining movie. It's gonna be in my blu-ray collection, just for the music and dancing alone.


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