2010 – Burlesque

Kristen as Nikki

Directed by: Steve Antin
Written by: Steve Antin
Produced by: Donald De Line
Production year: 2009
Original release: November 24, 2010 (USA)
Running time: 1 hour, 59 minutes
Other cast: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming
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Ali (Christina Aguilera), a small-town gal with a great voice, leaves a troubled life behind and follows her dreams to Los Angeles. She lands a job as a cocktail waitress at the Burlesque Lounge, a once-majestic theater that houses an inspired musical revue led by Tess (Cher), the proprietor. Ali vows to perform there and, with the help of a savvy stage manager and a gender-bending host, she makes the leap from bar to stage, helping restore the club’s former glory.