Movie Review: Burlesque

Sony Pictures

Near the start of Burlesque, Cher’s character tells one of the dancers: “If you fall off the stage, leg extended, boobs out.”

In other words, even if you fumble, at least look fabulous — advice that the film’s director and stars seem to have taken to deliver an entertaining musical extravaganza.

Ali (Christina Aguilera, in her feature film debut) arrives in Los Angeles from a small town in Iowa, looking for fame. There, she wanders inside The Burlesque Lounge where she stands mesmerized, eyes wide, mouth agape, like a child marvelling at a Christmas tree (except in this case, the tree is replaced by equally sparkly but near-nude, lip-synching dancers).

Read the rest of the review in the Post.

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