Saturday, January 8, 2011

Burlesque. Wow.

Last night I saw Burlesque.

It's on par with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeve's The Lake House in terms of terribleness. We saw it at the drive in, which was a blessing in itself, since you can talk as much as you want in your car. And I could not stop apologizing to husband for making him sit through that sh*t storm. What was the problem you say? The writing. Christiana Aguilera was better than I would have thought, Cher was Cher, the dancing was fun, as were the costumes. The story was a blatant rip off of Coyote Ugly, which says it all. The lines were so predictable and ridiculous. I cringed through most of it. I see Diablo Cody, of Juno fame, was the writer. Well, that did it for me. I hated Juno, and still don't understand all of love that movie gets.

Everyone whose career gets destroyed because of this movie deserves what they get, because they read that crap of a script and STILL decided to do it. Maybe that's too harsh. Maybe I'm too sensitive because I love the art of burlesque, and to see it paired with such a crap story personally insults me. Or maybe it was just really bad.

Really, it was just Showgirls without the nudity and a long lost sitcom star. The best part was watching the cars drive away half way through the film.


ella said...

Aw, and I was hoping it would be great. I"ll wait now for Netflix. Oh who am I kidding? I was never not going to wait! Wow, you still have drive ins? So cool!

52 Faces said...

hahahahaha you paid money for that.

I never fell for the stripper-turned-screenwriter shtick. Diablo Cody is like the personification of Hollywood right there. I wish I were exaggerating but nope.

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@ella, the dance was definitely great, but I suggest watching it on mute, except during the musical numbers lol.

Yup, we found a drive in when we first moved to Houston and it's the best! I'd go every week if I could convince the husband to watch a ton of terrible movies lol.

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@52 faces, in my defense, it was only $5 and that was for TWO movies, Little Fockers and Barfesque. If I had paid $10 a theater, riots would have happened.

Hearing you, a writer, say that about Diablo Cody makes my heart smile. Seriously!