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Burlesque (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Musical | 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.


(as Steven Antin)


(as Steven Antin)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It takes a LEGEND... to make a STAR

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Burleska  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,947,744 (USA) (26 November 2010)


$39,440,655 (USA) (4 February 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tess asks Sean what happened to all the good dancers in LA, to which he responds Dancing with the Stars (2005). Their cast mate on this film, Julianne Hough, is one of the professional dancers on the Emmy-Winning show. See more »


When Nikki and Ali are sitting at their tables in the dressing room, Ali looks into the mirror and sees Nikki brushing her hair. When the camera turns to Nikki, who yells at a girl for touching her things, the camera then turns back on Ali and Nikki is still brushing her hair even though she had stopped. See more »


Ali Rose: Morning! Coffee?
Jack: Black. Like my soul.
Ali Rose: I took the liberty of making breakfast. I hope you don't mind. It's the least I could do.
Jack: Smells great.
Ali Rose: [referring to photo at kitchen counter] She's pretty. Your sister?
Jack: Fiancée.
Ali Rose: You're straight?
Jack: You thought I was gay?
Ali Rose: Yeah.
Jack: Wait, why?
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »


New Orleans Bump
Written by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton
Performed by Wynton Marsalis
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Almost Bob Fosse
27 November 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The musical numbers reminded me of "Sweet Charity" and the camera moves around the Kit Kat Klub style room like Fosse's camera did in "Cabaret" The similarities stop there. The film is a brave attempt but the writing walks a very, very thin line. Was Steve Antin trying to be funny? Some of the lines were received with loud guffaws and there is no way to know if that was the intention because, personally, I felt like cringing. Never mind. It was fun. Christina has a powerful voice but not film presence and Cher is a fearless icon but she had so little to show for it. The best performance is, without question, by Stanley Tucci. The songs work at the moment you're watching them being performed but I couldn't hum a tune now, 48 hours later, for the life of me. So, I was entertained and in the big scheme of things, I guess that's enough

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