Theatrical Release Date:November 24, 2010
Starring:Christina Aguilera, Cher, Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell
This movie is a fun, skintastic ride down the soulful, plottless world of cameo land. In short, a small town girl, Ali (Christina Aguilera), leaves her home town for L.A.’s glitz and glamor. Once there, this girl finds out just how strong she really is.
Though this film lacks much of a cohesive plot and originality (since it is reminiscent to Coyote Ugly meets Save the Last Dance), it does have many of other gems of entertainment to offer. For one, the Golden pipes of X-tina and the sultry croons of Cher. In fact, if you are a big Cher fan this film is for you. SPOILER ALERT: About halfway through the film, there is a disjointed, misplaced solo by the goddess herself. The scene doesn’t really need to be in there, but it is quite a display and very Diva-esque.
The dancing is fun and light. The costumes are very funky and hip. And though this flick depicts the “Burlesque” style in a modern form, there is a very traditional bit of burlesque choreography done by Miss Aguilera, who appears to be completely nude yet covered up in a very classy way. It was nice to see the characters pay homage to the traditional art.
Tho this film did not have many surprises. But the music was great, the dancing was fun and the acting was perfect. I would not have cast this film any differently. I give it 3.5 out of 4 stars. If you are looking for a light-hearted movie that doesn’t require much thinking, I highly recommend it!