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Magic Mike (DVD)
Member Name: MsTricia
Magic Mike (DVD)
Date: 25/02/13, updated on 25/02/13 (42 review reads)
Advantages: solid storyline, lots of sexy gyrating
Disadvantages: not something I'd watch over and over
I recently joined Lovefilm as Quidco were offering £15 cashback (cheeky me!) I signed up and got a few free DVDs to feast my eyes upon. I never got round to seeing it in the cinema so Magic Mike was one on top of the list!
Magic Mike is loosely based upon Channing Tatum's experience as a stripper when he was 18. Working at Xquisite night club as the front man stripper Mike (Tatum) has high hopes and dreams of opening his own custom furniture store. He takes under his wing Adam (Alex Pettyfer) who is recently fired from a construction job and in need of some money (and seemingly friends!). Bringing him to Xquisite, the owner Dallas (Matthew McConaughey) throws him on stage and teaches him some move and young Adam finds himself thrown into a world of easy women, drugs and much more.
Mike is the more level headed guy, just in it for the money to pay bills and save enough to better his life. A romance starts to blossom between Mike and Adam's sister, Brooke as he promises her to look after Adam but will anything flourish and is leaving stripping behind as easy as it is to join?
Without spoiling this film too much I must say this is definitely one for the ladies! There is lots of sexy toplessness, but cheeks and a whole load of gyrating! Watching Tatum and Pettyfer running around in nothing but a thong for a good chunk of the film is more that worth a watch and high in entertainment value if you ask me.
I had thought the film would be mainly about stripping and with a paper thin storyline to hold it together, but surprisingly it has a solid plot to follow through and the acting is brilliant. Tatum has always been a strong actor in my opinion so no doubt it is easy for him to slide into this role, and you can definitely tell he used to be a stripper in the past! He also displays some of his fab dance moves, which are clearly reminiscient of his days in the film Step Up. I also wouldn't mind him doing a few booty pops on my lap too!
Alex Pettyfer is an actor I hadn't actually seen in too many films only I am Number 4 and I think he is a soon an up and coming actor with versatility and also easy on the eye! He portrays well as initially a shy kid just looking to make a quick buck but how easy money can cause you to spiral out of control when young and reckless. Matthew McConaughey doesn't have too much of a leading part in this but he does act well as a greedy club owner just in it for himself. He does seem a bit old to be all oiled up and rubbing around on stage but he still manages to pull it off!
Sadly there were no extras on the DVD only the option of scene selection or subtitles which was a bit disappointing as I would have liked some extra stripper scenes haha!
Overall I did like this film, and it was a good watch but for me not something I could watch over and over again. It has a fairly longer run time than I expected at 110 minutes but the topless hunks are nice visuals and the acting is good so for this I would still recommend it. It can be bought on amazon for £7 which is a decent buy, and for the yumminess of the characters I will give it 4 stars!
Summary: If you like watching hot, toned, men you will love this....