DIRECTOR: Steven Soderberg
May Contain Spoilers!
Not really what I was expecting. With quotes such as “Hilarious” on the poster and featuring a Matthew McConaughey in a role in which it is perfectly acceptable for him to have his shirt off, this was a much grittier affair that I was expecting. Yes, it had some genuinely funny moments and turns the ideas of male stripping on it head at times.
Magic Mike (Channing Tatum) is the lead stripper in Dallas’ (McConaughey) troop, who just happen to be top flight dancers to boot, giving Tatum a chance to relieve and expand on his success from his Step Up (2006) days as he introduces Alex Pettyfer to the sultry world of male stripping and all its perks. As a dance movie it’s actually really good, with some really decent performances and some well conceived ideas shrouded in a decent and layered narrative…
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