Posts Tagged ‘burlesque’
Thursday, August 5th, 2010
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.