November 19, 2010

Movie Review: Burlesque

We are all familiar with this story: an underdog lives her dream, plus a crap load of sequins and eyeliners along the way. But unlike the cheese overload "Moulin Rogue" that leaves you muttering "wtf" at the dialog every few minutes; Burlesque is a lot more respectable and successfully delivers the fun musical factor. And really, you don't go see this type of movie for the plot. You go to see the chorography, the costumes, and enjoy the music while drool over a few pairs of holy grail with red soles that I can only afford if I sell my first born child.


Unlike some other divas with their movies, Christina Aguilera looked amazing and played the sweet bushy tailed main character Ali very well. Kristen Bell successfully portrayed the jealous “never was” in the movie and she repeatedly let you know that she’s pissed about it while the wonderfulness of Botox leaves Cher as a pretty faceless actress. You really can't tell whether Cher is angry or sad in the movie other than her raising and lowering her voice. But then again I can't think of a more suited person for her part.


Though one wonders how any girl can be satisfied with her life just working as a burlesque dancer in a dive, overall I was left entertained by the musical performances and Christina’s big voice (and normally I hate musicals unless it's live) while Anthony had fun checking out all the eye candies.

I give this movie 4/5 Louboutins.





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70 comments:

  1. i saw the trailer and was blown away by her big voice! i'm definitely wanna watch this!

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  2. i always love your reviews.

    i was actually wondering about whether or not the musical factor would drown out the actually content, but from your report in gathering that its well balanced.

    cant wait to see it!

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  3. Oh awesome!!! I'm so happy you enjoyed it!! Haha I love the holy grail comment. This is definitely on my To-Do list. It looks so much fun!! =) Have a good weekend!

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  4. I couldn't bear to watch a musical though.. :/ At least not in theaters (because I can't pause if I need a break!)

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  5. Thanks for the review and Veronica Mars is in this too? Love it!

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  6. Hey, hey, hey! I love that cheese that is Mounlin Rouge! I like you, so I'll pardon you this time ;o) I wasn't expecting much from this one, but since you have it a 4/5, I'll have to check it out.

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  7. Hey =)

    4 out of 5? GREAT! Now I'm 100% sure I want to see it! You always give the best reviews. And to me the only time it looks like she shows emotion is when she's struggle to smile...my eyeliner might just be to thick so pay me no mind, aha.

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  8. I want to see it!!!! now Im looking forward to see it

    xx
    Rosa

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  9. Yay! I was really hoping this movie wouldn't be a dud. I can't wait to see it next weekend!Thanks for the review.

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  10. Ya I feel the same way about movie musicals. I only like the cheesiness live. But hey, the 4/5 louboutins rating warrants a trip to the theatres.

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  11. *snorts* I love your rating system. XD Thanks for the review, babe!

    (3 feet of snow? Ouch!)

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  12. Wow, this must be a nice movie to watch if it got 4 louboutins! :P

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  13. I'll see this just to hear Christina sing. That woman has a voice like no other.

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  14. This looks fun!! I love all the costumes. I need to watch this one!

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  15. oh gosh, I am soo watching this film!!

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  16. Aaah Burlesque
    I really wanna watch ittt

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  17. I've always admired CA's voice, she's got great pipes. But now I'm a little sad. I can't think of what my Holy Grail would be. There must be something I want that inspires me that much.

    I hope people didn't think I was writing like tHis bEcaUse PaRts oF RicAdeMus were capitalized!

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  18. lol 4/5 Louboutins!! i wanna see this movie, but im sure my bf will veto this.

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  19. i can't wait to see this movie and i'm really glad you enjoyed it too! i was afraid it was going to have the cheese factor of Moulin Rouge so i'm really grateful they skipped that this time. :)

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  20. Hmm I was unsure whether or not this would be a good movie -- after reading your review, I guess I'll see it after all (when it comes out on dvd lol).

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  21. gosh I cannot wait to see this movie! It looks unreal.

    xo

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  22. I love Christina to death ^^ !!!!!! I say this is a must watch must watch must watch must watch movie!!! ^_____^


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  23. I was so excited to see your post! I love Christina and can't wait to see this movie. LOL.. You can't tell whether Cher's angry or sad! =P She does look great given her age though.

    I'm surprised that Kristen Bell's in the movie -kind of strange.

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  26. This looks like a fun movie, and I love the fact that Stanley Tucci's in it. Doesn't it seem like he's in every other chick-friendly movie playing an awesome supporting character? He was also in Shall We Dance and The Devil Wears Prada, doing a great job in each flick.

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  27. I love your rating system and had to see which other diva in their movie you meant - hilarious! I'm excited to see this, Christina can *sing* :)

    Thanks so much for dropping by - I love meeting new bloggers & thrilled it led me to your sweet blog!

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  28. i REAAAALLY want to watch this movie!

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  29. SO SO SO SO EXCITED about this

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  30. i can't get past the idea that this is aguilera's desperate attempt to regain some of the fame she had during the 90s. cher is just.. cher.

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  31. I'm surprised by this review, I was fully expecting a total trashing! Now I'm a bit curious, though I still think they should have spent more money on getting Christina a wig that actually looks real.

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  32. Cher will be Cher. I would definitely see this for the dancing and singing...and for Stanley Tucci! he's awesome.

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  33. I love your Louboutin rating system! I am looking forward to seeing this movie- going to see Harry Potter in LA tonight.

    xo Emily

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  34. i want to watch this movie! :D

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  35. I want to take my sister to see this. She's love musicals.

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  36. Nice review! I want to see this movie... especially if XTina performance was good. Hard to vision the chic from Veronica Mars singing and dancing.

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  37. Christina looks hot here, unlike how she usually appears in gossip magazines hahaha

    Ughh I was wondering which tranny that is until I read further down.. Cher! LOL

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  38. This is the first review I've read for this movie and I'm glad to hear it was decent! I didn't have the highest hopes for it, but it sounds like I might need to see it!
    p.s do you do professional journalism? Your great with words.

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  39. I've never really liked musicals, and I'm not very sure about Christina's talent as actress...
    XX.

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  40. reminds me of moulin rogue! I remember i didn't really liked it before so i think i might not like this too :) but let me give that a try.. umm think aguillera here is different :)

    I really want to follow you in twitter girl but been ages since i closed my account :(

    Take care....

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  41. Hey Hun! Ah, sounds like a great movie then if you gave it 4/5 :) I saw the trailer a few weeks back and was like, ah...maybe I'll see it. Good to know Cristina was good for her part

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  42. So burlesque is out in Canada already? It will only be up next week here! Hahah.. I never have the intention to watch this movie but you know how you can be so influential sometimes! I think I'm going to give it a shot now.

    Have an endless fun weekend! (:

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  43. Ooh sounds pretty interesting - might have to give this one a watch :)

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  45. 4/5 Louboutins? That's good enough for me! I'd like to check it out. (btw, I wouldn't mind 4 Louboutins in real life either). ;)

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  46. ooh i'm glad it was pretty good! i'm so darn proud of xtina for what she's accomplished in her life

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  47. I love musicals!! So I was looking forward to seeing this movie this weekend! Thank you for the preview! Your descriptions makes me laugh especially about Cher but I'm excited to see her act again! xxoxoxoo

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  48. Good to know! I saw the trailer for it and it looked interesting...odd to see Christina like that in the beginning of the film. She looks so young, reminds me of the early days. Might have to drag my boyfriend to see this when it comes out here...I like being mean.

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  49. I think I need to see an over-the-top movie like this every few years. So won't miss it.

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  50. I saw the trailer this past weekend on TV. it seems that it's not out here in Japan yet -x- but I love Christina! She has such a strong voice and I'd love to watch this. I love your comment on Cher. made me laugh out loud at the office :p

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  51. Thanks for the movie review! :) I usually like musicals and I wasn't too interested in seeing this movie until your posted about it and showed us all the pretty pictures. ^^

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  52. So weird that I didn't hear anything about this movie beforehand. Looks like it would be right up my alley. Thx for the review!

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  53. I was pretty sure I was gonna like the movie since I like Chicago and Mamma Mia and even (after some time) Moulin Rouge, but it's still nice increasing my surety.

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  54. I told my bf I wanna watch this movie to see the dancing and makeup lol. And holy crap I swear Cher never age. You know, I have a cousin that works in this one famous hotel and she met and seen Cher up close and she said that she doesn't even look scary or anything from all her plastic surgery. She said she looks normal lol.

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  55. i definitely like this movie! i love musical movies!

    anyway thanks for this lovely review. and thanks for leaving a comment on my blog too.. :*


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  56. I'll be seeing this, if only for the music and Christina's voice. And yes, the red soles. =)

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  57. I might check this out, though I think I'll have to do a lot of convincing to get my guy to come along with me. Gotta love how Cher has looked the same for the last 20 years... I do love her in movies though!

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  58. I am looking forward to this. Am a big fan of Christina and her voice is awesome. Cher looks fabulous too

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  59. Thanks for sharing this movie, I just saw the interview on our Australian TV yesterday!!! I can't wait to see it :)

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  60. You've gotten me pretty convinced, I think I'm definitely gonna watch it now. :)

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  61. I was expecting this to be as bad as Glitter. I'm relieved to hear it wasn't!

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