The story is almost as old as movies themselves, but if it's splashy production numbers you want, this musical drama has a bounty of them ... along with a teaming of two iconic talents, Cher and Christina Aguilera. The latter plays a Midwesterner who goes to Los Angeles in search of fame, which she just might find by graduating from waitress to performer at a nightclub operated by Cher's character.
Co-stars include Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, Alan Cumming, Cam Gigandet, Eric Dane ("Grey's Anatomy") and Julianne Hough ("Dancing With the Stars"). The Diane Warren-written song "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" earned a Golden Globe Award. DVD extras: audio commentary by writer-director Steven Antin; outtakes; alternate opening; "jukebox." *** (PG-13: AS, N, P) (Also on Blu-ray)