Monday, December 6, 2010
Burlesque P.P.M.R (Positively Positive Movie Review)
Burlesque. Forget what this film looks like, the stereotypical story about a small town girl making it big. This film is so much more! I know it has been getting horrible reviews but I honestly have no idea why. I loved it so much I HAD to see it twice and plan on buying it the moment it comes out.
Yes, a small town girl does move to the big city to make it big but that's where the stigma of this movie ends. This movie will have you tapping your toes, bobbing your head and, the surprise for me, it will have you laughing hysterically! I did not expect the comedic punch that this film packs but it has it and it uses it...what else could you expect from a film with the great Stanley Tucci in it though? He is hilarious as usual and his quips always had me laughing.
The stars, Christina Aguilera and Cher, are amazing! Aguilera's voice is amazing as usual, her dance moves are to die for and her acting is also up to par. She puts in an all-around great performance. As for Cher, I have to start off with saying WOW. For anyone who thinks she has lost it, let me tell you, CHER STILL HAS IT! If you want proof, look at her song, "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," near the end. It sent chills down my leg. Aside from this, she gives an amazing performance as a hard-as-nails business woman with a soft, motherly side. She provides touching moments as well as hilarity. Matching her with Tucci was a wonderful move! They bounce jokes off each other as if they were made only to do this movie together and nothing else.
The supporting cast was also wonderful. Cam Gigandet plays Jack, perhaps one of the sweetest men in a movie in a long time! He makes you laugh and melts your heart. Kristen Bell plays the resident, well excuse my language, evil bitch and she does it perfectly...you will hate her just as intended. The whole supporting cast is great but it was especially great to see Dancing with the Stars and country singing star Julianne Hough up there shaking her money maker again as she has been absent from the show for a few seasons. She plays an endearing character and I loved to see her at work again.
So how did I feel about this film? Well, let me reiterate, I loved it! I recommend everyone go see it. Yes, even men! If you don't enjoy singing and dancing you will at least enjoy the skimpy outfits. And ladies? You will wish you could be one of the girls on stage singing and dancing like a star. Go see it! :)