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Magic Mike (2012)

R | | 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.

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Reid Carolin
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9 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Dallas
Channing Tatum ... Magic Mike
Olivia Munn ... Joanna
Alex Pettyfer ... Adam
James Martin Kelly ... Sal
Cody Horn ... Brooke
Reid Carolin ... Paul
Avery Camp ... Girl in Line
George A. Sack George A. Sack ... George (as George Sack)
Micaela Johnson ... Portia
Denise Vasi ... Ruby
Camryn Grimes ... Birthday Girl
Kate Easton ... Liz
Asher Wallis Asher Wallis ... Obnoxious Bar Guy
Joe Manganiello ... Big Dick Richie
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Storyline

Mike Lane is a thirty-year old living in Tampa, Florida. By day he works as a roofer while 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 correct British English to American Engilish

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Work all day. Work it all night.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Супер Майк See more »

Filming Locations:

Tampa, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,127,170, 1 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$113,721,571, 27 September 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,221,571, 27 September 2012
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joe Manganiello guest starred in an episode of White Collar, Matt Bomer's cop drama series on USA. See more »

Goofs

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

The Kid: You're a fucking stripper?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.99 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)
Written by Big Kenny (as Kenny Alphin) and John Rich
Performed by Big & Rich
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Way more magic involved than I had presumed

It really, really boggles my mind just how the brains of so many of you people work. 90% of the reviews on here are exactly the same "the stripping was the ONLY good thing about the movie". I couldn't disagree more.

I went into the movie with basically no expectations. In my opinion, Soderbergh is completely hit or miss. He has classics like Sex, Lies, and Videotape and stinkers like The Girlfriend Experience. This is the only movie of his aside from Sex, Lies, and Videotape that I have truly loved through and through.

I don't know what people are talking about criticizing the acting. This is one of the best roles I have seen Tatum pull. Matthew McConaughy is perfect as the head slime ball. The lead who plays "The Kid" or Adam is a completely believable representation of every guy who is in his shoes in the world. And the sister Brooke, while coming off as a little obnoxious with her grim stares around the beginning of the movie, had a tough role to play but she did it with flying colors as well - by the end of the film she becomes a quite endearing figure.

The soundtrack was good. The camera work and editing was innovative. There were some really cool montage-esque segments towards the middle of the movie that actually worked really well and were pretty stylish. The cinematography during the dance sequences are especially vibing and impressive as well.

People complain there is no plot or ending - I think these people must be lacking depth or lacking a brain in general. From the very start, the movie flowed very well, a slow and smooth grind into the world that we will end up spending the rest of it's length existing in. The movie maintains an impressive realism through the majority of it's scenes - instead of trying to feel like a blockbuster feature, it feels like what it would feel like in reality. The focus of the plot changes slightly throughout the film, but stays open and interesting. And the ending, I don't think could have been more perfect - if you take nothing from it, well, you must be missing a lot of things in life.

I dunno what else to say! This is absolutely one of my favorite Soderbergh movies and easily one of the best movies I have seen this year in 2012 so far. I recommend it to anyone with brains.


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