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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.

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Storyline

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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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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24 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Burleska  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Steve Antin got the idea for this film after watching Christina Aguilera perform as a featured vocalist for The Pussycat Dolls in 2002. See more »

Goofs

You can hear feedback when Ali is onstage and Nikki sabotages the speakers. There wouldn't be feedback because the speakers have been disconnected. Feedback is usually caused by microphones, not speaker cables. Additionally, since the dancers were supposed to be lip-syncing at this point, the microphones on stage would not be live. Even a voice as strong as Ali's would not be heard over the noise in the bar or the band playing. See more »

Quotes

Sean: [talking about the money Tess needs to save the club] It's just money. It's just a number.
Tess: I know, but... do you think I could do it?
[Sean shakes his head]
Tess: Tell me a lie.
Sean: I need your expert sewing skills.
Tess: Tell me a *new* lie.
Sean: I don't love you.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.36 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (Swing Cats Mix)
Written by Leo Robin and Jule Styne
Performed by Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records, Inc. and Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Used with permission from Marilyn Monroe LLC
Outro performed by Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera appears courtesy of RCA Records, a Unit of Sony Music Entertainment
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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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