Christina Aguilera seems to have faded in the background with the rise of musical stars like Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Rihanna, and Katy Perry. But ladies and gentleman, Aguilera is surely back with a bang! In her first feature film Burlesque, Aguilera plays the role of Ali Rose, a small town girl who moves to LA to fulfill her dreams of becoming a musical performer. Due to her persistence and determination, she lands a waitress job at a club called Burlesque, owned by Tess (Cher), which is in financial trouble. Keen to become a stage performer at the club, Ali convinces Tess to give her a chance and soon becomes the lead performer due to her amazing voice. Will Ali as the new voice of Burlesque be able to save the club from its financial doom? Watch and find out.
The storyline may not be fresh but this musical is still very captivating mainly because of the sexy musical performances and amazing choreography. Cher and Aguilera's strong lead performances are well complemented by the supporting cast including Stanley Tucci as Sean, Tess's confidante and stage manager, Eric Dane as Marcus, a charming businessman who wants to buy the club, Kristen Bell as Nikki, the lead performer at Burlesque before her jealousy causes her downfall, and Cam Gigandet as Jack, a handsome waiter at the club and Ali's love interest. Hats off to Steve Antin for writing and directing such a sexy film!
I usually don't like English musicals but I was intrigued by the trailer and it was $9 surely well-spent. I highly recommend that you watch this charming musical and make your holiday weekend even more fun!