Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Burlesque (2010)


Alice was a small town girl, ventured from Iowa to Los Angeles for a change of lifestyle. she came across a burlesque theater ran by Tess, a former performer. seeing the show had her desperate to join the crew on stage. started out as a waitress, Alice finally found her spot on the stage. when each performer gotten increasingly distracted by personal problems, Alice was approached by a wealthy businessman, who aimed to take over the theater. little did they know, Tess struggled to keep the theater alive, having financial problem, fending off the same businessman. things took a dramatic turn when Alice's big voice made her the main attraction of the theater. together with the help of Alice, Tess was finally able to keep the theater for more years to come.

after Moulin Rouge (2001), Burlesque (2010) was the only burlesque themed movie that managed to catch my attention so completely! the film took me by a complete surprise. one would have expected romance to be the focus of most musical films these days, Burlesque (2010) was not. it was everything about musics, performances, n the struggles one went through just to bath in its spotlight. i was absolutely thrilled with its simple n straightforward explanations of all the overflowing scenes. moving fast-paced, this is exactly the film for those who can't help shivering with overwhelming emotions just by listening to Cher's n Christina's big voice; n an even larger attraction for those who love musics n performances for what it is!

some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Steve Antin
- released: 2010
- casts: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming, Peter Gallagher, Kristen Bell
- language: English
- genre: Musical/Romanace




  1. Cher is still going strong despite her age. Perhaps this movie is her new "fountain of youth"? I wonder if she sees Christina as herself. :p

  2. I heard that Cher didn't want to act in this and made so much trouble on the set. :D

  3. Plan to watch this on Friday night! :)

  4. *clapping*

    I am sooooooooo glad to see that you reviewed this movie because I've been dying to see it. It hasn't come out on DVD yet (I think), but when it does I'll be renting it! I love both Cher and Christina Aguilera!

    Excellent review, Levian! Thank you!

  5. tekkaus:
    i assumed the film tried to remind us how good is their voice for either cher or christina. or maybe even both?

    really? i barely pay attention to the happenings behind the set. she seemed absolutely fabulous on screen, that's for sure!

    which i'm sure you'll love!

    thanks! i don't think it's out on DVD yet either, else i'm sure the store will have it all arranged on the shelf since it's such an attraction! don't worry, i'm sure when you least expect, you'll see them soon enough!

  6. i'm a fan of Christina Aguilera. i'd love to watch this movie.

  7. life:
    she was awesome in the movie, especially the singing n dancing part! it truly was her voice that sent thrill down my spine.