Friday, August 6, 2010

Burlesque (Cher, Aguilera, and Bell do All About Eve) gets a trailer.

The biggest question of this trailer is how Kristen Bell got screwed out of billing. Bell apparently plays the older, more experienced dancer who gets the spotlight stolen by the younger Christina Aguilera (IE - she's the Gina Gershon/Bette Davis to Aguilera's Elizabeth Berkley/Anne Baxter). Considering she just opened a terrible-looking rom-com (When In Rome) to $12 million all-by-herself, she probably should have been billed. Also missing from the roll-call is respected and Academy Award-nominated Stanley Tucci, who will inevitably bring class to this potential camp-fest. As for the movie, well it looks like another variation on the All About Eve/Showgirls template, although it will likely be less cynical and more in the 'follow your dreams' vein of Fame or Center Stage (Peter Gallagher shows up here too). It could be a camp classic, or it could be a complete disaster (the dialogue is pretty atrocious). The interesting cast also includes Alan Cumming, in his first notable big-screen appearance since Son of the Mask in 2003 (he's been very busy on television, including a major supporting role on The Good Wife). Good or bad, this one looks like it may be a must-see.

Scott Mendelson

1 comment:

Jihad Punk 77 said...

I predict this will be a huge hit with the gays.

It looks so fucking awful but hilariously cheesy and fun. I'm ashamed to say this, but I'd go see this on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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