Film Review: Magic Mike (2012)

Magic Mike (2012)Magic Mike

MPAA Rating: R

Length: 110 Minutes

Year: 2012

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Plot: A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writers: Reid Carolin

Stars: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn

Buy or Rent: Magic Mike

Movie Summary:

Mike Lane is a thirty year old roofer by day, living in Tampa, Florida. At night he works as the star attraction of the Kings of Tampa, an all male group of strippers. Mike is ambitious and has no intention of being a stripper for the rest of his life, he wants to get out of stripping and start his dream furniture-making business, but his credit rating is making it impossible despite his substantial savings.

One night, Mike is followed by Adam, a teen-aged work-mate from Mike’s day job, to the club. Adam gets pushed into the group when one of the acts is unable to go on, and is called upon to strip; surprisingly he is a hit with the ladies, and Mike decides to take him under his wing and guide him through the business.

Adam introduces Mike to his sister Brooke, who has her reservations about her little brother becoming a stripper but eventually gets used to the idea. She and Mike become very close and Mike assures her that her brother is in safe hands. Adam however lets the success get to his head and becomes mixed in with the wrong crowd and “drops the ball” and threatens to jeopardize his sister’s relationship with Mike and Mike’s dreams as well, when Mike is called upon to get him out of the situation he got himself into.


Movie is not bad to watch, thought it was kind of pointless to be honest.

Overall Rating: 6/10

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