Friday, February 15, 2013

Magic Mike 2012

     Adam goes with Mike to a male strip club in Tampa, Florida.  Adam decides he would be interested in doing this for a living and since Mike is the star, he will make a good teacher.  Mike is 30 years old and works as a roofer by day and he works with Adam who is not 21 yet.  Dallas runs the Kings of Tampa Club and he’s not sure about hiring an under-age performer.  Adam becomes a huge hit the first time he’s on the stage but he lets it go to his head and starts to make bad decisions.  This begins to affect and worry his sister Brooke.  Mike would like to get out of this business and start a furniture-making business but his credit rating won’t allow a bank to give him a loan.
      OK, how much beefcake do you want to see in a movie?  There is more than enough in this film!  This is a good concept but the screenplay does not have much going for it except stripping.  The characters are weak and there isn’t much substance.  2 ½* (This movie is so-so)

110 min, Drama directed by Steven Soderbergh with Channing Tatum, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer.

Note:  Blockbuster 3*, imdb 6.1 out of 10, 80% critic 62% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.  
Special Note:  Channing Tatum was a male stripper before he became successful as an actor.

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