A Wink and a Smile (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Wink and a Smile (2008)

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Ten burlesque newcomers shed their inhibitions, emotional hang-ups, stereotypes, and, of course, clothing as they enter the Academy of Burlesque for a personal training session with famed Seattle dancer Miss Indigo Blue. By the time this lesson is over, these ladies will have gained the confidence to strut across the stage in true style, all the while knowing that every eye in the room is completely fixed on them.

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Elegantly shot...and nicely paced, A Wink and a Smile is most appealing in its depiction of the growing camaraderie of the students.

May 14, 2009 | Rating: 3/4

The movie is an excruciating documentary about ordinary women taking a burlesque class in Seattle.

May 1, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Just as burlesque loses most of its oomph when put on video -- no art is more dependent on the intimacy of live performance -- self-esteem trips are less compelling to hear about than to experience firsthand.

May 1, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Skin-deep look at students in a Seattle school for stripping.

May 1, 2009

Highly entertaining docu A Wink and a Smile provides an eye-opening lesson in the theory and practice of stripping.

April 30, 2009 | Full Review…

A Wink and a Smile struck me as 90 minutes of narcissism with a hyper-feminist slant, and no erotic charge whatsoever.

April 29, 2009

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