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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Christina Aguilera
Cher
Stanley Tucci
Cam Gigandet
Kristen Bell
Eric Dane
Peter Gallagher
Directors
Steve Antin
Screenwriters
Steve Antin
Running Time
118 minutes

Burlesque
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Burlesque

Plot
Ali (Aguilera) is a smalltown girl who heads to the big city and finds her spiritual home in a revue theatre called Burlesque, run by singer and dancer Tess (Cher). Working as a waitress, Ali learns the routines and dreams of a spot on-stage, while developing a friendship with bartender Jack (Gigandet).


Verdict
Intentionally or not, it might be the comedy of the year. The music and dance are thrilling and the costumes saucy enough to satisfy, but the whole is so camp and clichéd that it must be deliberate. Right?


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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