Small town Iowa waitress Ali (Aguilera) moves to L.A. and lands at the Burlesque Lounge, run by former headliner Tess (Cher). Ali's got big dreams and works her way onto the stage via a jaw-dropping audition for Tess. Since Cher's face and Aguilera's acting are both stiff, this winds up as more of a two-hour music video. Tucci shines as gay stage manager Sean, who is naturally the only one who can go toe-to-toe with the mega divas. Fans of the genre will have a blast with the outrageous dancing, singing and costuming--just don't expect great acting, quality script writing or much of a plot.
Burlesque can best be compared to a highway car accident – painful to listen to, but so visually captivating that you just can't look away. The costumes, the makeup, the flesh, the stage, the FLESH. For better or worse, the film certainly delivered on the American tradition of burlesque as ...Read More