I was excited to see Burlesque when I watched the trailer for the LAMBcast back in September. I mean, what's not to love - Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, etc. Plus, there's singing, dancing, and did I mention Cher? However, I'm pretty sure this movie isn't for everyone, I give it 3.5 stars out of 5. So what I thought I might do, rather than just sing the praises of this film, and talk about what I loved about it, I thought I'd predict whether my fellow movie bloggers would like this. This is just meant to be fun, if I'm way off, I apologize. The percentage following their name is the how likely I think they are to enjoy the movie.
Nick (Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob) - Since Nick told me he was excited about this movie, I'm pretty sure he'll love it. He's a big musical fan, and is a devotee of group dancing (a la "So you think you can Dance" and "America's Got Talent"). This has a lot of music (not all of it vintage Aguilera, so that's nice) and tons and tons of dancing. So I'd give Nick a 90% chance of loving Burlesque.
Andrew (Encore's World of Film and TV) I foresee Andrew finding this one of the best movies this year. He's a big fan of dramatic scenes, particularly those involving lots of costumes (which this show has aplenty, sort of a mix between Chicago and Moulin Rouge) 95%.
Sebastian (Films from the Supermassive Black Hole) - This stems from Hatter's enthusiasm about Moulin Rouge, since he sent a copy to Sebastian, who was really excited to see it. He also is a huge Glee fan, so I imagine the singing and dancing as part of the plot will appeal to him, though he might have issues with there being little action. 75%
Mad Hatter (The Dark of the Matinee) - I did my research a bit on this one. His favorite musical is Moulin Rouge (thanks Movie Meme in One Day) so I doubt he'd be opposed to the genre. In addition, he can be pursuaded by movies that aren't super happy can still have a lot of merit. So I'd give his chances of enjoying it about a 65%
Kai (The List) - I think Kai just enjoys boobs, and there are tons here, and he's an optimist, so the fact that it's a story about a mid-west girl who comes to LA (his hometown) and makes it big will appeal to him. 55% of loving it all, 100% chance of loving the boobs.
Rachel (Rachel's Reel Reviews) - Rachel loves Glee, but it wasn't an instant love. She also isn't a huge fan of romantic comedies (which this steps into on occaison - the weakest part of the film in my opinion.) However, there's a Twilight tie-in for the love interest, so the self-referential nature might appeal to her. I give her a 50/50 chance of enjoying it.
Jason (Invasion of the B movies) - There are a LOT of semi-nude girls in this movie. They do a ton of suggestive dancing. Also, I know Jason loves Showgirls (which this definitely channels, except Aguilera is a MUCH better actress than Elizabeth Berkley) so Jason might enjoy this, but overall, it probably isn't his style. 30% chance of liking it
Fletch (Blog Cabins) - I think Fletch will only like this if his secret Cher-love is allowed to come out (Okay, I don't know for sure he loves Cher, but he's a child of the 80s, so something might have stuck). 1% chance of even seeing this movie.
What do you think your chances of liking it will be?
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