When I heard that Cher and Christina Aguilera will team up for a movie, I initially thought “What the heck? Is this another Glitter or Crossroads?” Both movies didn’t make it to the box office and I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only person who thinks both movies sucks. Those pop icons turned actress should have stuck with their forte—singing.
Screen Gems, De Line Pictures, 119 Minutes
Released on November 24, 2010
Watched on July 2011
I never really had any expectations when I watched the movie, so I hesitantly bought the DVD and after watching it—I’m singing “yeah, yeah, yeah”.
To be honest, Burlesque is not the best musical movie I watched (compared with Phantom of the Opera) but I can say it’s not a bad movie either. I must admit it; I was not impressed with the movie’s story because it’s too common. A girl wants to make her dreams come true so she left her hometown, moved to the big city with no one else to turn to. She did find a place to call her own, found friends, family and a partner. Then she lives happily ever after. Very familiar? You bet it is.
Though the movie’s screenplay was pretty weak, I can say that the music used for the movie compensated what’s lacking from its screenplay. The movie has strong numbers and there are songs that really made its mark to the movie goers. I loved Cher’s performance of “You Haven’t Got The Best of Me” and Christina‘s “Show Me How to Burlesque” number. I kept singing the line “Let me hear you say, yeeaah!” for hours. The movie did give me LSS (Last Song Syndrome).
I really don’t know if I can recommend this movie to everyone but if you’re just looking for a movie that can entertain you and for you to pass the time; Burlesque is not a bad choice. If you love Broadway music, you’d certainly enjoy watching this; However, if you’re the movie goer that won’t settle for anything less, forget watching this movie.
I’ll give Burlesque 3 Kiss Marks.
As for the actor’s acting—well, I’d be honest, it’s 2 Drama Awards.