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Magic Mike (2012)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  29 June 2012 (USA)
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A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.

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The continuing story of male stripper, Magic Mike.

Director: Gregory Jacobs
Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum, Amber Heard
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Mike Lane is a thirty-year old living in Tampa,Florida. By day he works as a roofer whilst at night, as Magic Mike, he is the star attraction of the Kings of Tampa, a group of male strippers. Secretly he wants out in order to further a projected furniture-making business but his credit rating precludes a bank loan for this despite his considerable savings. One night Adam, a teen-aged work-mate of Mike, follows him to the club and, when one of the acts is unable to go on,he is prevailed upon to strip - becoming a huge hit. However success goes to his head and his foolish actions not only threaten to jeopardize his sister Brooke's relationship with Mike but Mike's ambitions as well. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Work all day. Work it all night.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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29 June 2012 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$39,127,170 (USA) (29 June 2012)

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$113,709,992 (USA) (21 September 2012)
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Trivia

There is a rumor that Tatum did not want to take his cloths off from some of the more graphic scenes. Instead his frequent stunt double, Mark Foran, a hockey fighter from New Brunswick, Canada filled in as his body double. See more »

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During his solo number Dallas unfastens the side strap of his thong but in the next shot the strap is back in place. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Mike Martingano: So you gonna come to the show tonight?
Paige: No.
Mike Martingano: You're gonna come to the show tonight.
Paige: No!
Mike Martingano: You just said over there that you like the show!
Paige: That doesn't mean I'm gonna go again!
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The Warner Bros. logo used at the opening of the film is a modified version of the Saul Bass designed logo from the 1970s. See more »

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Referenced in Tosh.0: Bubb Rubb (2012) See more »

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Wash U Clean
Written and Performed by Beth Thornley
By arrangment with Lip Sync Music, Inc
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The lifestyle of male strippers with characters and dichotomies
3 July 2012 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Mike (Channing Tatum) is a stripper. He's also a contractor and furniture business entrepreneur. He's actually a pretty stand-up young man. Adam (Alex Pettyfer) isn't as put together, but his sister wants him to be. So when she ventures out to Xquisite, the all male dance revue, she exclaims "I was hoping it was all a joke." I don't blame her, I thought it was too. Mike responds, "No, but it is pretty funny." He's also right.

"Magic Mike" is indeed about a male strip club. The other strippers and their routines were all very funny. They definitely went too far at times, but I think that was part of the joke. Matthew McConaughey, as the club owner, seemed to be playing a character playing himself. A sort of tongue-in-cheek joke making fun of the types of roles he gets. He was fearless, willing to say or do anything to get the joke. There is something special about an actor like that.

Shortly before the release, positive critics reviews started coming out plus the realization that this was directed by Steven Soderbergh. It makes one think that perhaps there is more to this movie than just guys stripping. Well, yes and no. The majority of this movie is about the lifestyle that accompanies male strippers with plenty of scenes for the predominantly female audience to ogle at their dance moves. As expected, that gets annoying quickly.

Also as expected, the lifestyle that accompanies male strippers involves easy women and drugs, all of which can be bought with a lot of money. Mike tries to stay out of that style of living. He knows what he wants in life and the "proper" way to get it. On the other hand, Adam very much wants the hard-living style; that's exactly where he wants to be in life. This leads to a brilliant sequence, near the end of the film, where Mike is old enough to be passed his quarter-life crisis while Adam is just approaching his. But one is at more of a cross-roads than the other.

I am also assuming that Soderbergh has chosen to direct this just to do something different. Choosing interesting light effects and strange camera angles, just for fun I suppose. This is a genre that is not known for being inventive and I don't think much of his effort was necessary. But the characters and particularly their dichotomies that he added makes the film worth it.


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