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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

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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In a city of dreams and beyond your imagination, there exists a magical world that comes to life. See more »


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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burlesque 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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2.39:1
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Trivia

Christina Aguilera's "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" fantasy was the first scene shot. See more »

Goofs

You can hear feedback when Ali is onstage and Nikki sabotages the mixing console. You can not create feedback by disconnecting the inputs. Feedback is usually caused by microphones, and since the dancers were supposed to be lip-syncing at this point, the microphones on stage would not be live to create feedback anyway. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Oh, I uhm... I finished a song. I think it's pretty good.
Ali Rose: [chuckles] Can I hear it?
Jack: No. But...
[pause, handing Ali a songsheet]
Jack: you can sing it.
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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

Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: The Bitchelor (2018) See more »

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Written by Christopher Allen, Branden Campbell, Elaine Doty, Tyler Glenn and Timothy Alan Pagnotta (as Timothy Pagnotta)
Performed by Neon Trees
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Entertaining
11 April 2011 | by angie_lSee all my reviews

At times I can be a bit snobby about movies. I am more attracted to slow artsy fartsy movies that try make grand points about society or existence. However, not all movies are to meant to challenge social structures or deliver underlying meanings and here there certainly is none of that.... and I liked it!

Burlesque is a little cheesy, yup, filled with clichés, uh huh, predictable, you betcha! That is all part of it's charm though. It set out to be a fun romp with some sexy outfits and entertaining song numbers and it delivered. There is no great villain, there is no great backstabbing - which in someways is more realistic. It doesn't try to have an overly deep plot. It knows it's superficial and embraces it. Did anyone ever doubt Christina could sing? Her voice is amazing and her acting ain't bad either. Cher is well, Cher and how can anyone not love her? Stanley Tucci certainly steals the show while Cam Gigandet provides some delicious eye candy. If you want to be visually and audibly entertained for about an hour and a half, shut your brain off, sit back and enjoy Burlesque. Disclaimer: this recommendation does not pertain to men, unless you are a man of the Cher-loving variety. Despite a burlesque club technically being a 'strip club' this movie is certainly geared for the ladies.


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