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Showgirls (1995)

Written By Awir Aditya on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 | 6:18 AM

Genre: Drama

Starring: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer, Gina Ravera

Las Vegas, the land of opportunities, ambitions and ultimate doom. Thousands of people come here to fulfill their deepest desires and only a handful ever do. Nomi Malone (Berkley) was one such random face in a huge crowd who came to Las Vegas to become a showgirl. Her ego and over-aggressive behaviour wasn't getting her anywhere initially, until Molly (Ravera) came along and offered her some help. She works as a seamstress at Goddess, a dazzling Vegas show at the Stardust hotel and she takes Nomi along. Nomi loves all the glamour and dance and instantly aspires to become a showgirl at the Stardust. The star of the show, Cristal Connors (Gershon), envy's Nomi and her natural talent and the attention she receives from her boyfriend cum entertainment director of the show, Zack (MacLachlan). They develop a love and hate relationship and the usual back-biting ensues. The movie has the very usual rags to riches story with nothing unique or different to offer. A bit too long for a plot of its kind and the absence of twists in the story to break the monotony just makes things worse. The movie does have a huge amount of skin show and nudity, something expected from a movie of its kind, without which it would simply look very artificial. It hopes that all the nudity and sexiness might woo audiences but the attempt falls flat on the face.

Thumbs up: The stars performing tough and very bold scenes
Thumbs down: Long and boring plot

Rating: 5.5/10
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