Frank Bannister is about to have a very long night. A writer of violent horror stories, Frank is alone, depressed and one step from full blown alcoholism. Late one dark and stormy night his... See full summary »
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
The Golden Globes drew a lot of adverse criticism when they announced their 2010 nominations as two of the year's most critically derided films - Burlesque and The Tourist (2010) - both were nominated for Best Film Musical or Comedy. A press freebie to Las Vegas to watch Cher perform organized by Screen Gems was generally credited with the film's erroneous nomination. 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 »
[talking about Ali's audition]
Well, I couldn't keep my eyes off her.
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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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