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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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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

The photo of seven-year-old Ali with her mother is actually a photo of a much younger Christina Aguilera with her real-life mother, Shelly Kearns. 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

Jack: Where're you from?
Ali Rose: Iowa.
Jack: Kentucky. We're practically related.
Ali Rose: Thought you looked familiar.
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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 Cabaret (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Verdi Mart Shuffle
Written and Performed by Chris Phillips and the Squirrel Nut Zippers Orchestra
Produced by Chris Phillips and Christopher Thorn
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Burlesque!
8 February 2011 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a small town girl from Iowa who goes to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of dancing and singing.

"Burlesque" is very enjoyable on many levels. The costumes and sets are dazzling, and the dances are great. The moves are seductive but not erotic, and I commend the choreographers for getting this fine balance right. Christina Aguilera has always been known for her powerful voice, and in "Burlesque" her voice and singing skills are brilliantly displayed.

In some films, the abundance of songs can make the film like an extended music video, or is awkward or forced. In "Burlesque" there is no such problem. The speaking scenes and singing scenes transit smoothly from one another. Another thing I really like about this film is the witty lines, they made me laugh so many times! I never thought "Burlesque" could be so good, I think it should have made a lot more in the box office.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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