"MAGIC MIKE" MOVIE REVIEW
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When I first heard the premise of the film, I thought director Steven Soderbergh was making his own version of "Showgirls." But to the contrary, "Magic Mike" turns out to be fun, sexy, and crazy with just the right amount of cheese.
Channing Tatum harkens back to his glory days of male stripping to come up with the story. It's interesting to note that while most actors would shy away from their semi-naked past, Tatum embraces it and even makes a movie about his experience.
Tatum stars as Mike, a struggling entrepeneur by day, and the headliner of an all-male revue by night. The club is called Xquisite and his troop is known as the Kings of Tampa. Their owner is the Messiah of the male strippers, Dallas, played by Matthew McConaughey.
But there's always a young newbie in this kind of story and in "Magic Mike," he's appropriately known as The Kid aka Adam played by Alex Pettyfer ("I Am Number Four," "In Time"). He has two people taking care of him. His sister, Brooke (the memorable Cody Horn), and Mike, who takes him under his wing.
So should you spend your dollar bills to see "Magic Mike?" Take a look at my review.
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Set in the world of male strippers, Mike takes a young dancer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
In Theaters • June 29, 2012
MPAA Rating R (for pervasive sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use)
Genres Drama, Comedy
Run Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Distributors Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Steven Soderbergh -- Director
Channing Tatum -- Magic Mike
Alex Pettyfer -- The Kid
Matthew McConaughey -- Dallas
Matthew Bomer -- Ken
Joe Manganiello -- Big Dick Richie
Riley Keough -- Nora
Cody Horn -- Brooke
Year of Production: 2012
Country: United States