Christina Aguilera plays an ambitious small-town girl with a big voice who finds success in a neo-burlesque club reminiscent of the nightclub in Bob Fosse’s “Cabaret.” Tucci will play the manager of the Sunset Boulevard club and the best friend and confidante of Tess (Cher), a former dancer who takes the young girl under her wing.
Music, dancing and singing make up much of this film about a burlesque club owned by a woman named Tess. “Burlesque” is a lot like the shows that one would see in Las Vegas. Filled with scantly dress dancers and amazing singers, it is a big production that holds a touch of class with sexual undertones. This film demands an audience’s attention from start to end with the help of the terrific voices of Cher and Christina Aguilera and a believable story.
But much like the Burlesque of the past, this film is filled with sexual content. Although the music is good and the dancing is astounding, the language and nudity along with the sexual content puts this film far outside the guidelines of family approval and therefore we cannot award our Dove Seal to the movie.