Trailer: Christina Aguilera And Cher In Burlesque, Cheesy
August 5th, 2010 by Graham McMorrow
Is it just me, or does this movie seem to combine every cliche from every other ‘girl has to make it with music/stage’ movie ever? In Burlesque, Christina Aguilera plays Ali, a small-town girl who tries to pursue her dreams in Los Angeles. Landing a job as a cocktail waitress in The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater headlined by Cher’s Tess, Ali vows to perform there one day. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager and gender-bending host, she makes her way from the bar to the stage and restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory. Cher doesn’t do a lot of movies and that probably accounted for her winning an Oscar (she picks good scripts). Why she came out for this is questionable.