This is definitely a film of eye-candy for the ladies but also story-wise feels like a similar tale to The Wrestler, a guy who is so used to doing a certain thing for so long can he change for a girl? Channing Tatum definitely owns this film, and along with Alex Pettyfer (you must remember him) and Matthew McConaughey, invites you to a world of male stripping. And for those that stalk Channing himself, the film is loosely based on Channing’s life as a stripper also.
We get to meet Mike who wants to start his own business. He gets paid in $5 dollar bills, and he has the money the trouble is with banks these days, he doesn’t have the credit rating needed to secure a bank loan, as such by night he’s Magic Mike, a man who strips and teases ladies in a hopes to fill his pants full of different notes. Mike is the star of the show that is run by Matthew McConaughey’s character of Dallas. Dallas wants to go bigger and move to Miami, taking Mike and the show with him.
Alex (known as ‘The Kid’) helps Mike out and as such is thrown into sex, drugs and stripping all to get some money. We follow Mike and The Kid through a few months working as strippers in the show, and see The Kid’s delve into the darker side of drug pushing and enjoying the wild side. You get to see many moves, shakes, etc. from Channing himself which is almost from a Dance movie.
Magic Mike is a lot of flesh, but also a mild story about boy meets girl and has to prove that he isn’t the stripper he is but a real human being. Knowing full well that he’s been doing it for so long, the question remains will he stop everyone to do his own thing or will he continue to Miami? The question is similar to that of The Wrestler, do you leave something or not?
The plot felt a bit out-of-place with everything going on and it would have been nice to see Mike more beyond his life, but with leaps through months and showing the darker world The Kid gets into, I guess we saw what we must. Would have liked to have seen the story work more, but ladies you will not be disappointed!
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