i saw burlesque last night and i have to talk about it.
everything you think is going to happen in the movie does. i mean EVERYTHING. it is 200% predictable right down to Alan Cumming being in it. sarazona and i have a theory that he wasn’t even asked to be in it - he just like, smelled cabaret and showed up on set and it was far easier to just write him two lines and send him to a trailer than to have him escorted off set.
but it was still good. i mean yeah, it was cheesy and kinda long and some of the dialog and line delivery was like, soft core porn inspired, but i will be damned if christina aguilera isn’t like, the 8th world wonder (and stanley tucci is the 9th)!
and i can’t possibly talk about this movie without talking about kristen bell. because i really only agreed to see it because i love veronica mars. and i left the movie being 100% certain that kristen bell is the funniest lady in hollywood because i bet she didn’t even read the script when she signed on - she was just like, “two divas, one movie set?? you’re nuts if you don’t think i’m signing on to watch that!” i also bet she brought a journal along and that it has some really great fly on the wall shit from the set. someone needs to get a hold of that thing.
i think the rest of the theater really liked the movie too because no one walked out and they definitely didn’t laugh as much as we did so i think that means they took it all pretty seriously. i managed to pay student pricing, but i’m going to be honest, i would have paid the full $9.50.