Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Burlesque: A Review


The girls and I went out this past weekend for a much anticipated new movie:  Burlesque.  I absolutely, one-hundred-and-fifty percent loved it.

Singing?  Check.  Dancing?  Check.  Hot guys?  Check.  Naked hot guys?  Check.  Is there anything else needed in a movie?  Pretty sure that would be ah,  no. 

This was a star-studded cast (Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Peter Gallagher) which always helps.  Did I mention a naked guy?  In case you're wondering, it was Cam Gigandet.  And I promise you won't be disappointed.

Basically, the movie is about a girl from Iowa, Ali who wants more from life.  So she goes to Hollywood in hopes of singing and/or dancing because it's what she loves.  She stumbles across this club, Burlesque, which features tasteful dancing that doesn't involve stripping but it most certainly erotic in nature.  It's hot.

Since Ali is played by Christina Aguilera, it's obvious that singing is involved.  That girl has a set of pipes on her that still amaze me.  From the moment I heard "Genie in a Bottle" all those years ago, I was hooked.  I heart her.

Anyway, the owner (played by none other than Cher) finds out she can sing and suddenly the whole show now revolves around Ali.  There is tons of singing, sexy dance numbers, and of course romance.

Burlesque is kind of a cross between Coyote Ugly and Moulin Rouge--both of which I also love.  If you love singing and dancing (and hot, naked guys) you'll love Burlesque!


  1. We did that too and LOVED it. There was like 20 of us.

  2. That's a large group!!! There were only 4 of us, but still a blast! :)

  3. Thanks for the review! Of course there wasn't much point in reading the rest of your review after the hot introduction... you are right - nothing else is needed in a movie. Gigandet naked? count me in! I'm going this weekend, we'll be 3 sisters and that's enough for me. :)