Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal...Kellan Lutz jokes around with the paparazzi on his way back to Vancouver to film Eclipse, plus the latest role for Twilight star Cam Gigandet and some updates from New Moon.Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges.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.
Situated in a regal old theater that's still dazzling despite having fallen into disrepair, The Burlesque Lounge is the kind of club where legends are born.
Aguilera seems to do a decent job, I suppose, but the story seems pretty cliched and typical.
Director Steven Antin has spent most of his career as an actor, getting his first big break in .
~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi "Get your ass up, show me how you burlesque," growls one of this indulgent movie's indulgent musical numbers that swaggers with pearls, glitter and red lipstick - if not grammatical verb usage. What Antin should take away from this experience is that it takes a lot more than a clichd-filled story, some dancing, forgettable music, and a bland script to make an interesting and engaging musical. I don't know what is worse, the insufferable songs or how this trashy modern musical fairy-tale is so predictable, boring and full of clichs from the first scene till the last.
There is nothing original or remotely interesting in it and it isn't even bad enough to make us laugh.