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Burlesque 2010
PG-13

  • Steve Antin
  • November 23, 2010
  • 119 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Romance
It takes a legend... to make a star
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

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Burlesque

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Amateurish. Entirely derivative of Fosse with heavy influence of MTV, yet lacking in energy. Despite poor dialogue, lame narrative, and weak dramatic performances all around, it was still somehow enjoyable.

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Not a great movie but two great voices

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