|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Dianna Agron, David Walton, Terrence Jenkins, Chelsea Traille, Tanee McCall, Tyne Stecklein, Kristen Bel, Kristen Bell, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Peter Gallagher, Alan Cumming, Cher, Kristen Bell, Eric Dane|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||April - Drama, April New Releases, Award Winners, Bank Holiday Viewing, Best of HD, Exclusive!, Highest Rated, January Picks|
|Run time:||1 hour 59 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 May 2011|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Catalan, Dutch, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Enter the all singing all dancing world of Burlesque, with Christina Aguilera, Cher and Stanley Tucci...
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This is NOT BurlesqueBy a customer from Norwich , 18 Dec 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]If you are a genuine Burlesque fan, and understand the culture and the history behind it, then this movie isn't for you. If you're a fan of Aguilera's, or if you want to just unhook your brain and stare at women in skimpy costumes, then this movie *IS* for you.
The dancing is NOT true Burlesque, it's modern-day hip thrusting aggressive sexual MTV jiggling. Aguilera indeed does have a stunning voice, but this just turned into one long music video to showcase it, puncutated with a paper-thin plot and 5 minutes of dialogue here and there in between songs. The plot line is ridiculously predictable, the beefcake love interest suitably beefy. Cher's uber-stiff botoxed stretched face is morbidly fascinating, and her top lip barely moves as she talks. Her one angst-ridden solo number was rather painful, but her chemistry with her gay business partner Stanley Tucci is very good. Tucci was a Godsend and the only remotely interesting character in the movie, however he seems to have carried right on from the character he played in The Devil Wears Prada - I was half expecting Miranda Priestly to waltz into the club and call for 'Ahndre-ah' to fetch her a drink. Someone please give Tucci the leading role he deserves, I'm sick of seeing him playing wing-men to domineering women or idiot men.
Save it for DVD ladies, and if you're a Burlesque purist then don't touch it, you'll be throwing things at the TV!
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One for the fans.............By Wattthdickens (4 reviews) , 21 Nov 2013Tosh. An Aguilera showcase supported by a wooden Cher - and I'm a fan! Hard to stay till the end.
Will get you dancing in your seatBy rekcus (4 reviews) , 05 Sep 2013This is honestly one of my favourite films. The plot IS predictable however it is no less of a great film. The songs are catchy and fun and will have you dancing in your seat. Aguilera's voice is insane, and will give you goosebumps. Tucci is hilarious as ever. Surprisingly for some, I found Cher's acting to be rather good. Gigandet compliments Aguilera perfectly. A nice surprise to see Hough and Bell. Overall a fun feel good movie that'll leave you with a smile on your face
Burlesque with a Voice.By Grumpybear (12 reviews) , 06 Aug 2013An entertaining film, worth watching for the great singing numbers from Cher (still got it girl) and Christina Aguilera,I couldn't believe the range and power in her voice 'brilliant'. The story line was a bit staid and the dance routines remeniscent of Lisa Minelli in Cabaret.
Easy to watch musicalBy Kipling (10 reviews) from London , 24 Jul 2013It is one to watch if you are a fan of Christina's voice. If not, choose another film as it is mainly her voice singing through-out. The songs are catchy, the acting is not the best but the film is still enjoyable if you are in the mood for an easy to watch musical.
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Surprisingly enjoyable!By meltwithyou (5 reviews) from Musselburgh , 24 Jul 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]It is absolutely transparent of plot, completely predictable, has characters and a format you'll have seen a million times and will see a million times again...but I loved it! I watched this film purely to pass the time and of course for the legend that is Cher but was thoroughly surprised! Apart from Christina Aguilera's occasionally overly-gauche portrayal of a 'small town girl' her obvious talent shines through. Stanley Tucci and Cher's funny and touching double-act adds another sparkle to the already bejeweled show. Dress up in a corset, mix your favourite drink and enjoy the show!