Christina Aguilera makes her dramatic feature debut as Ali, a small-town singer who takes her shot at stardom performing at a neo-burlesque nightclub in Los Angeles. Situated in a regal old theater that's still dazzling despite having fallen into disrepair, The Burlesque Lounge is the kind of club where legends are born. When club owner Tess (Cher) hires charismatic Ali as a cocktail waitress, the ambitious big-city newcomer goes to great lengths to make a good impression. Taken under the wing of a friendly featured dancer (Julianne Hough), Ali quickly realizes that not everyone is quite as nice when she forms a friendship with bartender/aspiring musician Jack (Cam Gigandet) and incurs the wrath of the club's cattiest showgirl (Kristen Bell). After making her leap to the stage with a little help from a sympathetic stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and the club's playfully androgynous host (Alan Cumming), Ali becomes the star attraction at The Burlesque Lounge, and the crowds start packing in. Later, a wealthy businessman (Eric Dane) makes a bid for the club while trying to charm the talented young performer straight into his arms.~Jason Buchanan
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Featuring Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell and the Dancers!
wow, Christina Aguleira can sing! She was wonderful in this movie and so was Cher! But too bad Cher didn't sing more! Overall, loved this movie. I had lost/misplaced the first copy I bought, so ended up picking up another. Now, I can enjoy it over and over on my new 4K blue ray player!
Everyone gives this movie a bad rap. However, it is highly entertaining if you're watching it for just a good time and not trying to critique every piece of the movie. Kristen Bell is great! And Cher! Well she's Cher! Pure talent and she looks better than women half her age. Yes it was Christina's first time out of the gate. Give her time.
Cher is unworldly in her potrayal of Tess the Burlesque Queen. She captivates the screen and is up to her game with her tongue in cheek performance. Christina isn't up to great acting, but the musical numbers are so beautiful and excitable thatt this isn't that important.
Cher is great on her two songs, proving some singers really sing better as mature performers.The storyline is so corny and sweet that one has to believe in ones' child emotions to enjoy the diversity and talents of the cast. Stanley Tucci is wonderful and his scenes with Cher are loving and the chemistry is there.
Wanted so badly to see Burlesque at the theaters, but wasn't able to go when it came out. I was so glad to find the DVD at Best Buy, at a great Best Buy price, and finally watch this great performance in the comfort of my own home. With my big screen TV, surround sound hookup, and a big bowl of hot buttered popcorn, the theaters have nothing on me!!!