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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Burlesque movie review

Director: Steve Antin
Writers: Steve Antin
Actors: Christina Aguilera, Cher, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell
Original Music by: Christophe Beck
Cinematography by: Bojan Bazelli
Running time: 1 hour 56mins

(Credits to Screen Gems)
Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA.  After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Burlesque’s outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day.

Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician.  With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage.  Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal…

Personal Comments (may contains spoiler, read at your own risk)
Obviously we will focus on Singing and Dancing for this movie.

Cher and Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera's voice is awesome! When she sings, my eyes just stared at the screen. She is good and really suits the character - Ali.

Cher didn't perform as much as Christina Aguilera, but her singing is awesome too.
Especially this song: You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me
(Youtube link Click Here)
Scene in the movie : when Tess was singing alone to this song 
Dance is well executed and performed, love how they coordinate each other.

Stanley Tucci
Now he is really good in acting a "sissy" guy in this movie. In fact I really love how he always tease Cher in this movie. Anyway, do you think he is Straight? :)

The guy with eye liner
Cam Gigandet
the guy who falls in love with Christina Aguilera. He is kinda seducing especially the 18SX part lol.

He woes our lead by taking off his shirt, when he is seducing Christina Aguilera.
This part really LMAO. ( Do you want some Famous Amos Cookie ? )

The jealous performer
Kristen Bell

Last huge performance
by  Christina Aguilera and the dancers
Video from Youtube (Click Here)

 Overall, it is still a good movie if you really love musical. Plot is just moderately well written and the best part would be the dancing and singing.

and lastly the Quotes that I would like to share. 
Sean: [from trailer] So, is Ali short for anything?
Ali Rose: Oh, yeah, it's short for Alice.
Sean: Alice, hm? Well, welcome to Wonderland.

Personal Rating:

Plot: 6.5/10
Effects: 7/10
Comedy: 6/10
Sing/Dance: 7/10
Overall: 6.5/10

Thanks to NuffnangMY and Sony Pictures for the movie screening!
Personal comment and Personal Rating are for reference purpose only.


  1. I want to watch this too! cool!

  2. Nice seeing you that day.. No interaction in between though... =D

  3. OH. I WANNA WATCH D: it looks cool. LOL

  4. I'm waiting for this movie!!! So going to watch it. Btw, the pic of Kristen Bell is so sexy



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