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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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Steve Antin (as Steven Antin)

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Steve Antin (as Steven Antin)
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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

Paula van Oppen, former member of the girl group G.R.L, plays one of the burlesque dancers, Anna. See more »

Goofs

During the performance of "I am a Good Girl", Ali is magically transported from the stage to the bar in about 1 second. See more »

Quotes

Marcus: Wow. I can't believe Tess has you buried in the kick line.
Ali Rose: She didn't know I sang.
Marcus: Well, you certainly can. And you are way too good to be doing it here.
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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

References Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Pete Bellotte (as Peter Bellotte), Keith Forsey and Harold Faltermeyer
Performed by Donna Summer
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Ali moves from Ohio to LA, to become a singer/ dancer. Struggeles, deters and surprises everyone with her freshness, talent and loyalties.
28 March 2011 | by geetanjalisinSee all my reviews

Well this movie is amazing. The entire feel is Moulin Rouge meets Sex and the city.

From the dances, the costumes, the make up, the hair dos, everything was so freshly daring. The entire look of the movie was so perfect for the entire dramatic effect that this movie required and could easily pull off.

Both the actresses, Christina and Cher, were splendid with their vocals and their acting. Although Cher has been seen on and off the silver screen, this was Chistina's first major venture and she sizzled on screen.

The only pitfall for the entire movie was its very predictable and very sugary story line. There were no real black moments. Maximum it touched was a few shades of gray.

But if you enjoy musicals and have a penchant for dramatics, this is a perfect watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burlesque See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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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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