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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.

Director:

Steve Antin (as Steven Antin)

Writer:

Steve Antin (as Steven Antin)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cher ... Tess
Christina Aguilera ... Ali
Eric Dane ... Marcus
Cam Gigandet ... Jack
Julianne Hough ... Georgia
Alan Cumming ... Alexis
Peter Gallagher ... Vince
Kristen Bell ... Nikki
Stanley Tucci ... Sean
Dianna Agron ... Natalie
Glynn Turman ... Harold Saint
David Walton ... Mark the DJ
Terrence Jenkins ... Dave
Chelsea Traille ... Coco
Tanee McCall ... Scarlett
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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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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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Trivia

Jessica Biel and Lindsay Lohan were considered for the role of Nikki. See more »

Goofs

The only storage shown in Jack's tiny apartment is a closet, and Jack empties it for Ali. Natalie was only supposed to be away from the shared apartment short-term, so where are all of her personal belongings? She wouldn't have taken everything she owned for a short trip, and Jack would not have removed every trace of her before Ali moved in. There should be female clothes, shoes, toiletries and other accoutrements around the apartment when Ali arrives, but there are none. See more »

Quotes

Vince: Have you read this letter from the bank?
Tess: Vincent. How many times have I told you? No business during business hours.
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Crazy Credits

The credits play over a background of the stage set from the final scene ("Show Me How to Burlesque" dance number). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Big Fan: Big Fan Kristen Bell (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Better than expected
21 March 2011 | by christos_con17See all my reviews

OK is impossible not to compare this film to Chicago or Nine. Nearly as good as Chicago in my opinion, way better than the disappointing Nine Not an epic musical but the music is great for 'burlesque' mood Christina is way better than expected. actually all of the cast did great some good dialogues although the plot is very predictable overall. it was though difficult to understand the time (decade) the film is set. i am fan of such films therefore the 8. if i didn't like musicals the rating would be lower i suppose. great musical performances by Christina and Cher choreography is good loved the scene with the cookies ( you will see - no spoilers!)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,947,744, 28 November 2010

Gross USA:

$39,440,655

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,519,773
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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