Image via WikipediaI really didn't have the movie Burlesque on my radar until I saw the just released trailer at TrailerAddict.Com. I believe somewhere along the way I had heard about it, and just assumed it was just going to be another Showgirl movie. Turns out that this one isn't. And, long overdue from appearing in movies, the film stars Cher along with Christina Aguilera. I've always enjoyed most of the films that Cher has been in and judging from this trailer, once again she won't disappoint. The film will be popping into theaters on November 24.
Watch the trailer and read a description of the plot below the video.
Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club's proprietor and headliner. Burlesque's outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day.
Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal.
The quality of this film looks similar to Chicago, another film that I loved even though musicals aren't at the top of my must sees. Make your plans now to see this one.