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Becoming Burlesque

Becoming Burlesque is a movie starring Shiva Negar, Elise Bauman, and Alli Chung. Despite her uncle encouraging her to adopt a more traditional lifestyle, a young Muslim college student secretly joins a Toronto burlesque troupe.

Running Time
1 hours 36 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Jackie English
Writer
Jackie English
Actors
Alli Chung, Elise Bauman, Shiva Negar, Pedro Miguel Arce
Country
Canada
Year
2017
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Despite her uncle encouraging her to adopt a more traditional lifestyle, a young Muslim college student secretly joins a Toronto burlesque troupe.

Comments about drama «Becoming Burlesque» (26)

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Rebecca R.

I am a little more than 15 years old and I have been a fan of burlesque for over 20 years. However, this was a great movie and everyone should see it. It is very well made, very romantic, and very entertaining. I would recommend this to anyone who loves burlesque and is ready to take a stand against the beauty pageant industry. I would also recommend it to people who like theater. The costumes were amazing, the acting was excellent, the script was great, and the acting was top notch. This is a movie for the ages. I think it is going to become one of my favorite movies of all time. The movie was released in 2010 and I think that they are doing a great job at making it look as good as it did in 2010.

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Juan K.

I've been reading reviews of this film by men, women and children and it's obvious they're all saying the same thing - it's trash, trash, trash. "Why would anyone want to spend $8.50 to see this?" people are saying. Well, I have no idea. I suppose people are getting too cynical and want to be mean to a movie they didn't like. But I loved this film. I didn't hate it. I just think it was kind of pretentious. It's like you see something and you like it. But if you see it a second time you'll realize that you're missing the entire point of the movie. This is a movie about what it means to be a man and what it means to be a man in the 21st century. It's also a movie about the glamor and the politics of America. That's not to say it's an informative film. I love a good documentary, but this is one of those films that requires the viewer to look a little deeper into what they're watching and what they think it means. This is a story about how a woman lost her voice and her mind and her will. And her husband and his wife are helping her through it. A man learns that he's just like everybody else, that his wife and his kids and his friends are just like everybody else. A man sees a woman struggling with her own illness and the burden that it's taken on her life. And the reason this movie works is because it's so true. It's a story of a woman who lost her voice and her mind and her will, and her husband and his wife and the rest of the cast are just like everybody else. It's not meant to be an incredibly deep, thought provoking film, but it's meant to be entertaining. And that's what it is. A light hearted fun film. I'm not going to compare it to "Men in Black", because I think that's exactly the point that the director is making. I just wish people had more respect for movies that are made by people that are not afraid to just be honest with the audience and do it right.

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Virginia M.

I liked this movie, and not for the reasons you would think. For one thing, I think that the strong language and the sexual situations can cause a sense of distrust for someone who is a novice or inexperienced in such a medium. This movie does a great job of dealing with those fears. I also liked that it was done without the Disney formulaic end. There are scenes where it is clear that a character is about to say something important, and then quickly after he says it he just disappears again. There is a bit of irony to this, but it is not to the point where it detracts from the movie. The movie is very disturbing at times, but it is also very moving. The only thing that I really disliked was that it was too short. I would have liked to have seen more of what the girls were up to in that hotel room and how it affected them. For all of you who are not familiar with the Burlesque movement, I would suggest that you go see it and understand what it is. Then you can decide if it is something that you would like to support or not.

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Judy H.

I had a chance to see "She's All That" at the Toronto Film Festival this past week, and I found it to be a very interesting film. Not because it was good, but because it was odd. I was intrigued at the beginning, but I did not want it to end. This was a weird movie. The main character is a very odd woman. She runs around in a spandex outfit that gives her the appearance of a drunk "it girl", and she is not a pretty person at all. She has very dark eyes and she seems to be in a wheelchair. But she never actually does the "it girl" thing, and that is the odd part. She is very, very hot, and the main female characters of the film are all so very hot. It is very apparent that the movie was made for a television show. But at the same time, the story was very interesting, and the story itself was very strange. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes odd movies. I give it a B+.

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Laura Burns

I must say I was a bit disappointed with this movie. I thought it would be more of a reality-based movie and certainly more realistic. However, it was actually pretty funny and I thought it was very entertaining. The actors were well chosen and believable and the story kept me engaged. It was worth a rental and definitely worth going to the theater to see. The main problem I had with this movie was the writing and the script. The dialogue was stiff and contrived and seemed completely out of place with the rest of the film. In the end, I felt the movie was poorly written, which made it too predictable. It would have been more enjoyable to see the plot unraveled with some interesting characters. I also found that the story itself was pretty uninteresting. The ending left me cold. Not in the way that the film's ending was unbelievable or dumb, but in the sense that I really don't think it made a lot of sense. It was probably the most disappointing ending of the year. I don't recommend this movie, and I think it's one of the weaker films I've seen this year.

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Johnny Walters

I first saw this movie about 10 years ago, and I thought it was an excellent movie. However, it wasn't until I saw it again on TV recently that I really felt for this movie. I've watched this movie about 10 times, and each time I think of the movie I've just seen. It was very well done. I have to say that I think this movie is one of the best movies ever made. It's really great, and I think that it's very important for people to see this movie. It's a great movie, and I recommend that people see this movie.

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Lori

I am very happy that my friends at IMDb rated this movie with a 7. It's a very well written and well paced movie. The movie is a great watch and that's what counts. However, it lacks a little depth. There are so many plot holes and some holes are just too large to be overlooked. I can't remember seeing a movie where the lead character has to endure all the painful memories of a previous life as an adult. That is very unrealistic and it's not going to make the movie good. The main problem is that the movie isn't really about a story line. It's a movie about childhood memories and the aftermath of having to live in a world of past and present memories. And the real struggle is to deal with the conflicting feelings and concerns of not only the parent but also of the child. The movie is about how the memories are being processed, what memories are being processed and how memories are being integrated into the present. It's about the human psyche, it's about the pain of past, present and future memories. And it's about how to make peace with the past and that is the main focus of the movie. The movie just lacked a little of depth. However, it has a very good blend of some very interesting and hilarious moments. So, I'd recommend this movie. I'm giving it a 7 because it's a very good movie.

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William

The screenplay is a masterful achievement by Tony D'Amato. D'Amato understands the funny and charming humor of the late 70's and this is evident in all the dialogue. I don't want to give too much away to avoid spoilers. It's very similar to the films of George Miller, who wrote the script. D'Amato has a very funny sense of humor that blends very well with the situation of his characters. The costumes were extremely well done. The main characters all had amazing hair and the lady was very sensual. All the members of the cast did a great job. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a beautiful movie. Overall, a great comedy!

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Christina Austin

Not a bad film, but was the script a bit thin. For example, there is a scene in which the villain throws the trophy he won over the wall. On the surface, that's a pretty typical Tarantino horror/fantasy scene, but it was a bit too cartoonish. I would have liked a bit more realism in that scene. It was also pretty difficult to connect with the character of Jimmy Ives, who was portrayed as a bit too complex, like his many Hollywood friends. And, of course, the ending was pretty sad.

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Victoria T.

I was surprised to see the number of negative reviews on this film. I can't think of any other film that can touch this one. It is truly an amazing film and I recommend it to anyone. The performances are amazing, especially Steve Martin and Paula Prentiss. Paula Prentiss is a perfect model of innocence and innocence is what she portrays in this film. I can't imagine a better way to spend an afternoon. It is very entertaining and exciting. I'm very happy that this film is coming out on DVD. I hope it is a long time before this film is released on DVD. It deserves to be seen and I hope the public is treated to a film like this again and again. I hope that other directors will follow in the footsteps of this great film.

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Harry Davis

I saw this movie for the first time in February of 2006. It has become one of my favorites. I love the way the women and men of the show interact. I also like the way the plot develops. The young ladies are so innocent and full of hope. The men are strong and stand up for what they believe in. I think that is what makes this movie so appealing to me. I also love the music that they used. It was very refreshing to hear music that doesn't sound like music from any other movie. I was especially impressed with the number "Nightmares", sung by Jennifer Hudson and her friend (and I loved it!). Jennifer Hudson was wonderful as the character of Jenny. I think she had a great voice, and she did a great job singing the song. I thought the song was very good, and it was very exciting to hear a female version of the song! I also loved the other songs used in the movie. I particularly liked "Don't Say a Word" and "The Club". I also think that they did a great job on the camera work. I was really impressed by the way the camera moved around and used light. I also thought the camera angles were very good, and I think that they used a lot of soft focus. Overall, this is a movie that I think everyone should see. I can't wait to see it again!

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Tammy

I love documentaries, and I love to read. I read the book when it was first released. I found it fascinating, and for some reason I read it again recently. I can't say why, but I do know that it's in the top 5 or 10 books I've read. The book was mostly about the life of an independent and independent burlesque dancer. The book included her day-to-day life, her problems, her battles, her triumphs, and her struggles. The movie seemed to be a farce about burlesque, and the real life of Patti and Jeanette O'Reilly. I think the movie was about a boring and contrived plot about burlesque. The plot was really contrived. You know, I like movies, and I like to read books. This movie was definitely not a movie, but a documentary. The movie seemed to be narrated by a real life and real story. I'm not a very strong reader, but I felt like I was reading the book. The book was a great story. The movie was a very good story. If you like burlesque, or even if you're not, this movie is for you.

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Jesse Allen

The first half of the film was great. The ending, however, was what ruined it for me. It is not only unrealistic, it is just bad. There is a little girl who is going to be adopted and the husband has to go out and get her. What does he do? He goes to a strip club. In that case, why not take her to the strip club and just get her to a bar where she can get a drink? He was so clueless. He never went to a strip club, never went to a bar, never even looked at a sign, so he could not possibly have known what to do in a strip club. This whole scene is not believable. The main reason this film was great was because of the storyline. The ending is terrible. I will not give away any spoilers, but there was a scene in the film where the lead character does not want to kill her sister because he does not want her to get hurt. There was no reason for that scene to happen. The ending was so unrealistic and that scene was horrible. It did not make sense. In my opinion, this movie was a great movie and the acting was fantastic. I do not understand why people hate it so much. The second half of the film was amazing. I really enjoyed it. The second half was great because it was able to stand on its own. I do not understand why people dislike this film. It was really good.

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Alice Fox

I've seen many reviews and seen the movie and they're all so negative and I can't help it. I have to agree with one of the reviewers. I do agree with the comment that you get bored at times in the movie. But in this case the movie was a little long, but it was okay. I thought the actors were all doing good jobs. I thought the cinematography was good and well done. I thought it was interesting. I don't think the characters were developed well and I didn't like the ending. There were parts of the movie that I didn't like and didn't like too much. But I still enjoyed it and I enjoyed the movie. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Lauren Brewer

This is a film about the American dream. In our world it's a dream, but it's also something to be worked on. The film revolves around a nightclub in NYC where the club owners and their employees, the original "the Burlesque Players," dance together to what seems like an endless series of songs, plays, and dances. It's the world of Burlesque. There are strippers, entertainers, and burlesque dancers. The club owner does not care about this world. He cares about himself. So he constructs the club to cater to him and his family. That's the world. The stage manager and his wife get bored of the club and the people there and move to a new club. He moves the stage manager's wife, and the entertainers into the new club. The stage manager's wife finds her dancing a little too comfortable, and she and her husband want to move back into the club, but their kids aren't welcome. There are always new problems to be solved. So the stage manager's wife decides to fix the problem and open a new club for herself and her family. It's a dream come true. The problem is, this new club is in a neighborhood where there is crime. It's the hard luck part of the dream. The nightclub is not where it should be, but the new club is in a neighborhood that's not always safe, and the nightclub owner's family needs to move out. It's hard luck, but it's also a hard dream to live with, and a hard dream to solve. The movie is a depiction of a dream that is hard to live with, and it's hard to solve. It's a funny film, and it's very realistic.

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Douglas D.

This movie is based on the real life story of Fatima and her sister Fatima Mabrouk. Fatima was not a model, but she did everything she could for the sake of her sister Fatima. She always had a smile on her face and always made people laugh. This film shows her life, her family and her life in burlesque. Fatima is a burlesque dancer who was always sad because she never had a boyfriend. Fatima tried hard to get a boyfriend but never succeeded. One day she is hit by a car and then by a guy who goes to see her and tries to help her. He says that Fatima was the best dancer he has ever seen and that he should have her. Fatima says that she does not want him to have her. He refuses and she tells him that he needs to look after her, but she never sees him again. She makes him go away and then she says that she loves him and leaves. Fatima wants to stay in the burlesque circuit but she needs to find a man. She begins to do many things and then the men reject her. She eventually becomes famous in burlesque but is rejected because she is not a burlesque dancer. When she has an opportunity to meet a burlesque dancer she thinks that it would be nice if she will meet a burlesque dancer and ask her to become her girlfriend. She meets Guy 2 and he is not her boyfriend. She realizes that the guy wants her, but she refuses. She thinks that the guy is lying. She meets another burlesque dancer and they find out that he is not her boyfriend. She realizes that Guy 2 is the one that rejected her. She realizes that he is lying and she gives him the truth. The two burlesque dancers then realize that they have to do something about this problem. Fatima decides that she must make Guy 2 her boyfriend. The two burlesque dancers decide to create a burlesque competition to break Fatima's heart and win Guy 2 back. It is a very good burlesque movie because the script is very well written, it has many interesting events that happen in the burlesque circuit and the characters are very well developed. The special effects are very good. The music in this movie is very good, it fits well in the burlesque scene. The dialogue in this movie is very good. The actors in this movie are very good, but they could not have done better. There are no poor performances. This is a good burlesque movie that can be watched by everyone. It is a great movie to watch on a movie night and it is recommended for everyone. This is a burlesque movie that everyone should watch.

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Patrick

I just watched this movie and it was great! I don't understand the reviews that I read. This is an amazing movie and is a must see! It is about a little girl named Charlotte that has been kidnapped by a man named Burlesque. Burlesque is played by a man named the Rock who is married to the mother of Charlotte. The Rock is a really good actor and it shows in the movie. I don't understand why people don't like this movie. It is a great movie! I give it a 10 out of 10!

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Catherine

Just watched it, and loved it! Very good. Many questions about the movie, but if you've read the book, you know that it is very different. I was really pleased that the movie didn't skip over anything. You need to have seen the book to understand the movie. It is very satisfying to watch the movie with your friends, and it is a great way to bond with each other. We laughed and cried, and loved it! I would highly recommend it to anyone. I have the movie, and I am going to buy it!

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Anthony

I saw this movie in theaters and it blew my mind. It was the most beautifully done movie I have ever seen. The acting is flawless. The casting was perfect. The directing was amazing. The story line was brilliant. I think that it was a shame that it was taken off the theaters at the time. I hope that it gets a lot of attention. I think that the movie would have been a lot more interesting if it was released to video.

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Sharon

This is my first review on IMDb, but I felt compelled to add my comments after watching the movie again recently. I really liked this movie, and it is one of the best films I have ever seen. I saw it in the cinema and even though I have seen many films like this one, I never got bored of it. The acting was excellent, the direction was great, and the story was very realistic. I think it is one of the best films ever made, and if you haven't seen it yet, I would recommend it to everyone. The movie will keep you entertained for a long time, and you will not be able to stop watching it.

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Dylan

I was at the last film screening of the feature film of the play "Burlesque" in Santa Barbara, CA. I loved the film, but I was a bit confused about the ending. My friends were a little confused about the ending as well. I saw it again with a friend of mine and we agreed that the ending was the most important part of the film. I thought the cast was amazing, especially the lead actress, Angela Alesia. I thought the film was well-made and thought the dialogue was witty. I hope to see this film again at the festival in the fall.

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Juan L.

Two hilarious men meet at a burlesque performance. Both feel misunderstood and quite a bit of tension is developed between them. Despite the controversy that arises, they all eventually work out their differences and are able to show respect for each other. The story is well told. It's a great script. The supporting cast is solid, but in the end, it's one of those movies that everyone in the audience loves.

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Doris Schultz

Bunny (Bette Midler) is a brilliant dancer and dancer's assistant, but is harassed by her jealous boyfriend Lenny (Carl Weathers). He is getting a post in the troupe, and she decides to step in. The look of surprise on her face as she walks into the high-energy club, is really the first time she sees her lover. She tries to make him jealous, but to no avail. He has his own problems: He has a bad back, and his son has a bad attitude. But the fun begins, when Bunny makes a deal with the night club owner. She will pay him a month's rent to take Lenny to the troupe. But he won't let her inside, until she gets inside herself. That's all you need to know. The dance numbers are also fun. I enjoyed this movie, but it was one of those movies that could have been much better. It did move the movie along. There were a few people who didn't get it, but I think it's fun to watch this movie.

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Helen

This movie is so wonderful. If you are an animal lover, you should watch this movie. The film is based on real events, and it is true that animals were involved. It was also true that many people were involved, and they were mostly for the animals. I have seen many of these movies and this is one of the best I have seen. The most important thing is that this movie is a must-see for anyone who has an animal lover in their family. It also makes you see the importance of animals in our world.

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Sarah Marshall

Well, I thought I was going to watch a movie about a guy getting his life together, and seeing a good romance. The only thing I have to say is that the sex scenes were a little intense. But I don't think it was necessary. I don't think it was all that bad, but it could have been better. I mean, they could have played the sex scenes a little more subtle. I would have preferred if they had just had the sex scenes but not the relationship stuff. I think it would have made a better movie. And I think that's a shame. I thought this was going to be a good movie. I really thought it was going to be really good. I thought it was going to be about a guy who was getting his life together and seeing a good romance. It's actually a good movie. I would recommend it to anyone who likes romantic movies. But I think if you watch it, you will realize it's not going to be a romantic movie.

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Janice G.

I first saw this movie in a class at college, and it really changed my outlook on women. When I watched it again recently, I saw a lot of similarities to my life. I'm not saying it's exactly like the movie, but it reminded me of my life. I was at a party one night and this movie was playing. I looked around and everyone was dressed up and dancing, and I noticed a lot of girls I knew were there too. I sat down and watched it, and I was hooked. I've never been so taken in by a movie. I love it, and it changed my life. I still watch it when I'm at home, but it's a lot easier to get through now. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I think everyone should watch this movie, especially women. I've never seen such a good movie, and I love it so much. 10/10