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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

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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?


Most of the flamboyant costumes worn by Cher were her own clothes, some of which were designed by her longtime friend Bob Mackie (interview on The Graham Norton Show (2007) / 18 Dec. 2010). See more »


When Jack is frantically trying to find a towel, and all he can find are Ali's undergarments, when the camera pans to Jack he is wearing dry boxers in the shower. See more »


Ali Rose: Where I come from friends don't chew on each others earlobes!
Marcus: Aren't you glad you left?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow/Cee Lo Green (2011) See more »


Black Bottom Stomp
Written by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton
Performed by Wynton Marsalis
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

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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