Movie Review: Burlesque

By Drum Digital
12 January 2011

Rating 2/5

Musical. With CHRISTINA AGUILERA, CHER and CAM GIGANDET.

Director: Steve Antin. 16LVN. Opens 21 January.

What’s it about?

A country girl arrives in Los Angeles hoping to make it as a singer. She ends up in a second-rate nightclub where she meets a legendary diva – who decides to give her a chance to show what she’s got.

Who will enjoy it?

It’s a tacky, slightly common flick – the main purpose seems to have been to get two well-known divas, Cher and Christina Aguilera, together on screen. The slight, transparent story has less to it than Paris Hilton’s G-string, the acting is over the top and Cher has had so much Botox she can barely move her face.

Wait for DVD?

No, if you really feel you must do it to yourself, round up some friends and descend on a theatre. It may unexpectedly turn into a comedy for you. Similar films Showgirls; Nine.

Popcorn facts

* Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Biel were both in the running for the part of Nikki, which eventually went to Kristin Bell.

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