Movie review: Burlesque (2010)

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Movie Review for Burlesque (2010)

Movie summary: Ali wants to make it as a performer but is stuck in a rural town waiting tables. She is frustrated and heads to the big city in search for singing jobs. Having no success, she notices a Burlesque club. Once inside, she is captivated by the glamour of the stage and begs for a job. She works at a waitress at the club until she is given a chance. When she is finally given a chance to shine the club faces closure - a development firm wants to take the place over. Ali saves the day by reminding the owner of air rights.

There are other themes throughout the movie including forbidden romance, long distance relationships, homosexuality, office politics, etc but didn't feel the need to comment on those here.

My thoughts: Definitely NOT suitable for children. I watched this with one of my best friends over the weekend. We absolutely loved the movie. Although it is a bit provocative but the two lead characters had such wonderful depth in their voices and were very believable in their roles. The songs were captivating and although naughty, most of the moves required skill in execution. SPOILER ALERT. Air rights was absolutely brilliant. I have seldom thought of the privilege of having a nice view. For the last 10 years we lived as kings on a hill. We over looked hectares of golf course, we can see 3 sets of fireworks on new years eve and we lived in a peaceful environment. Bit by bit our view has become obstructed and our peace and quiet disturbed. There is nothing we can do about it. But I wish we enjoyed it a bit more while it lasted.

It's easy to take for granted what we have until it's gone. Some of us prolong the decision to learn more about God until it's too late. Will you wait until it's too late?

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