Cher has altered her face into something so abnormal that she’s pretty much incapable of playing a regular person. Luckily, Burlesque
director/writer Steve Antin isn’t terribly interested in making his movie about regular people, and he’s managed to find exactly the right tone to make his ridiculously flashy backstage musical work.
Although the former Mrs. Bono is certainly the heart and soul of Burlesque, the star is Christina Aguilera, who plays Ali, the stereotypical Midwestern girl who dreams of making it as a singer and dancer in the big city. She packs up, moves to L.A., and hustles her way into a waitressing gig at Burlesque, a nightclu...