Plesantly surprised by Burlesque
»
»
I finally got around to watching this movie a few nights ago and have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. I admit to wanting to have seen it since trailers of the film were released and an OPI nail polish line inspired by the film was launched. (The polishes are great, especially the shimmers.) Anyways, after time, I had heard some not so great reviews and became less eager to watch the film. If you enjoy dancing, music, flash and flair, and burlesque shows (which I always have) then you don't want to miss this film. The story itself is familiar and used; girl works as a waitress in a small town, has big aspirations to be a "star," finally makes her way into a club when she gets a chance, has two choose between two guys, and helps the club owner save the club from going under. However, the singing and dancing is fresh and fun, and the small town girl is Christina Aguilera, the two guys she has to choose between are Cam Gigandet and Eric Dane, and the club owners are Cher and Peter Gallagher (plus her stage manager Stanley Tucci). The cast is fantastic, and the music, dance, and costumes will win almost everyone over. Also, it was interesting to see Kristen Bell as the bad girl in a film for once. This film is definitely one you should check out.