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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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It takes a LEGEND... to make a STAR

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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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Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Burleska  »

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£425,931 (UK) (17 December 2010)

Gross:

$39,440,655 (USA) (4 February 2011)
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Patrick Dempsey, Sam Worthington, Casey Affleck and Jamie Foxx were considered to play Marcus. See more »

Goofs

During most of the film, Ali's hair changes from having a full fringe to having a side fringe and back to full fringe etc. See more »

Quotes

Nikki: How come I don't have a nickname?
Scarlett: Oh,you do.
Nikki: Well he never uses it.
Sean: Oh,I do.
Nikki: When?
[walks down stairs]
Sean: When you leave the room!
[whispers]
Sean: Slut!
Nikki: I heard that!
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Soundtracks

Welcome to Burlesque (Tango)
Written by Charlie Midnight, Matthew Gerrard and Steve Lindsey
Produced by Chris Phillips and Christopher Thorn
Performed by Chris Phillips and The Petrojvic Blasting Company Orchestra
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Amazing!
26 November 2010 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This movie was beyond anything i could have ever expected. Christina really pulled it off and Cher she was amazing as always. Saw it today and I went out and bought the sound track. The music is great! This is a movie i will buy when it comes out on Blu-Ray. Hurray! The story is very simple and that is a good thing. The writer did not over do it with drama and was able to focus on the characters and the music. I was so surprised when I saw that Christina can not only sing and dance her pants off but she can actually act. The best part of this movie is the music. This is my new favorite movie. I went into the movie after getting up on Black Friday at 5am and i exited the theater in a great mood and with tons of energy.


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