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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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It takes a LEGEND... to make a STAR


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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Jack first plays his piano in his apartment, he is playing an instrumental of 'Bound to You' - a song which Ali later sings in the show. See more »


When Ali finishes her performance of 'Something's Got A Hold On Me' she is sitting on the floor, leaning on the chair. The next shot shows her sitting on the chair leaning her arm on the back rest. See more »


Ali Rose: If I'm not 20 times better than "boobs for brains" over there, you don't have to pay me.
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Edited into 5 Second Movies: Burlesque (2010) See more »


I Melt With You
Written by Robbie Grey (as Robert James Grey), Stephen James Walker, Mick Conroy (as Michael Frances Conroy), Gary McDowell (as Gary Frances McDowell) and Richard Brown (as Richard Ian Brown)
Performed by Modern English
Courtesy of 4AD Limited
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11 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At times I can be a bit snobby about movies. I am more attracted to slow artsy fartsy movies that try make grand points about society or existence. However, not all movies are to meant to challenge social structures or deliver underlying meanings and here there certainly is none of that.... and I liked it!

Burlesque is a little cheesy, yup, filled with clichés, uh huh, predictable, you betcha! That is all part of it's charm though. It set out to be a fun romp with some sexy outfits and entertaining song numbers and it delivered. There is no great villain, there is no great backstabbing - which in someways is more realistic. It doesn't try to have an overly deep plot. It knows it's superficial and embraces it. Did anyone ever doubt Christina could sing? Her voice is amazing and her acting ain't bad either. Cher is well, Cher and how can anyone not love her? Stanley Tucci certainly steals the show while Cam Gigandet provides some delicious eye candy. If you want to be visually and audibly entertained for about an hour and a half, shut your brain off, sit back and enjoy Burlesque. Disclaimer: this recommendation does not pertain to men, unless you are a man of the Cher-loving variety. Despite a burlesque club technically being a 'strip club' this movie is certainly geared for the ladies.

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