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.
well Burlesque was something which is really of my interest, you know a Musical with lots of costumes but with a good script and songs. this one just felt somewhere middle of it all. i wasn't quite impressed by this movie seriously i didn't liked it that much. i somehow knew it, it seemed pretty clcihed and overdone. Burlesque is a movie you will wan't to just watch it to have a good time, a crowd pleaser thing but will end up having mix feelings and reactions about it. you won't definitely be confused.
this movie stars Christina Aguilera, her first movie as an actress and as the world knows she has an wonderful voice. she is a good singer and i love her voice. she has this huge voice like it has depth and volume good for the kind of the song this movie mostly has. i am not sure about her future in movies but in this one she was fine, not bad or amazing but lets face it, she did tried her best to play this cheesy part in this big cliche cheese filled movie, lol. she is ok, needs improvement that she will learn. other big name is Cher, seeing her after a long time. she was above average, not that good. she kind of reminded me of characters that were and are there everywhere and it was so cliche. i did not like her playing this character. her emotional scenes were convincing specially her song, the emotional one was awsome with her in it. well other supporting actors include Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell , Alan Cumming and Eric Dane. well they all were ok, they weren't really the focus point of this movie. so ofcourse what will one expect from this movie in the acting department. average.
Direction for sure is weak, needs time and experience. direction should have been better. screenplay has very weak points and is not that good at many places. so screenplay wasn't impressing and so was the plot which sucks and tiring after a while and at some scattered places. story was ok, cliched but felt little bit good. costumes as you have seen are very Burlesque type, larger, brighter than anything else on earth and very overly done which in this case looks good. but costume designing needed a slight concentration. Art direction was above average. the choreography, honestly was not that impressing or memorable. some were slight good performances but even they don't feel much good but still fine dance performances. most of the songs aren't quite the one you will remember your whole life. 2 of the songs i loved one was the song BURLESQUE, not the Cher one or the one in the end but the other one. that song was so like the nowadays Gaga or Perry's pop songs. very catchy and lovely and the other one was Cher's song You haven't seen the last of me, which really moved me and i loved it.
well this movie is full of colours and dazzling beauties and costumes and songs but this movie has some flaws in it. i somehow enjoyed it and at the same time was bored a bit and has some slight problems with it. still i am slightly over rating it by giving it GENEROUSLY 3 stars for i don't know, no reasons. Just watch it for visual pleasure and the few good songs. or else skip it.