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Rated PG-13 · 116 minutes · 2010

Drama, Musical
Some have compared Burlesque to Showgirls in both storyline and badness. The plot focuses on a girl named Ali (Christina Aguilera, in her big-screen debut) who moves from Iowa to Los Angeles and ends up becoming the main attraction at a burlesque club run by former dancer Tess (Cher, looking more and more like she’d melt if you threw water on her); it’s basically the tired All About Eve plotline that’s been overused for decades. However, I can hardly compare Burlesque’s form of badness to the monumentally epic shit-town that is Showgirls. Burlesque is not terrible; it’s just extremely boring and doesn’t have much more to offer other than Aguilera’s singing.
Official Site: www.burlesquethemovie.com
Director: Steve Antin
Producer: Donald De Line, Risa Shapiro, Stacy Cramer and Dana Belcastro
Cast: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell, Peter Gallagher, Dianna Agron, Glynn Turman, David Walton, Terrence Jenkins, Chelsea Traille, Tanee McCall, Tyne Stecklein, Paula Oppen, Isabella Hofmann and James Brolin

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Portland Mercury Nice Try, Christina A burlesque expert takes on Burlesque. She's not impressed. by Rayleen Courtney 11/25/2010
The Coast Halifax Burlesque brings a little deja vu A predictable plot line takes centre stage in this on-screen musical. by Hillary Titley 11/25/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Tangled, Love and Other Drugs, Burlesque, 127 Hours and more. 11/24/2010
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Indy Week Burlesque is more like a loss leader for iTunes downloads than a film It's like a drag show with actual women! Christina Aguilera knows she is finally home. by Laura Boyes 11/24/2010
Creative Loafing Atlanta Hollywood Product: Burlesque Christina Aguilera and Cher's new film is pure entertainment. by Edward Adams 11/25/2010
NUVO Ed reviews: 'Burlesque' Christina Aguilera's cliche-ridden musical jaunt aka a cheesy mess. by Ed Johnson-Ott 11/24/2010

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