If you’re looking for good acting, great dialogue, and a believable storyline, don’t go see Burlesque. But if you want to shut your mind off and hear the amazing voices of Cher and Christina Aguilera while watching fun musical numbers, definitely go see it.
Elise, of Elise’s Ramblings, and I bought tickets to the premiere at a charity auction for Autism Speaks earlier this month. I could hardly talk about anything else. Cher! Christina!, Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming!
But where WAS Alan Cumming? He was completely cut out. I don’t know why he was even in the previews. What a waste. He’s an incredibly talented performer and singer but he barely had two lines.
What we did get to see was Christina playing a young woman who comes to LA from a small town and tries to make it big. She talks her way into a job as a waitress and then a performer in the Burlsque nightclub. Meanwhile, Cher is struggling to keep her club after losing money year after year. The rest of the plot is nonsensical. (How did Kristen Bell’s character and Cher’s start Burlesque together when Bell is 30 and Cher is 64?)
But it’s not about the plot. The movie is fun to watch. Beautiful people, beautiful voices, and the dance numbers are amazing. Cher sings 2 songs and she sounds unbelievable. And I have to say I love Christina’s voice, too. It would have been a much better movie if Stanley Tucci was the only one allowed to talk. He’s fabulous, but the rest of the cast, not so much.