Let me first say I am not a Movie Critic. But I am movie goer. Not so much now as when I was a child. I went at least once a week and sometimes twice a week. I love movies. Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) I went to see “Burlesque” . This will be s short and direct post.
The movie starring Cher and Christina Aguilera is thin on story line. The story is the typical small town girl makes good int her chosen profession. However as a Musical, or Broadway play. It rates up there among the best.. I prefer it to the likes of “Cats” which had a long run on Broadway.
Cher’s performance, although I would consider it a small role, was very good, a little one dimensional, but that was her character. But, hey it is CHER. Always great. I can’t think of anyone else who could have pulled off the role as well. Christina did her role satisfactory. I could think of other actresses who could have done as well or probably better. The thing that struck me is the similarity in voices of Cher and Ms. Aguiler’s character. The mannerisms of Ally, (Aguilera’s character seemed to mimic Cher.
I truly liked the music. As they used to say on American Bandstand, I liked the beat. I really didn’t pay much attention to the words. But I would buy the soundtrack. I feel “Burlesque” is the best Musical since 2002’s “Chicago” which had a much stronger all around cast. Gee it has been that long since we have had a good musical to watch. Maybe that is why I enjoyed it. I give it a 3.5 rating on a scale of 5.
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This Is How I See It.