Magic Mike Review

I’ve been dying to talk about Magic Mike and was sure someone else here would post about it, but, to my surprise, no one has.

Am I the only one whose seen it?

My girlfriend dragged me out for my birthday to see it, and, if you like gorgeous men, this movie was made for you.

Oh my.

*fans self*

First we have Magic Mike himself played by Channing Tatum. He is cougar bait. The earnest young man who is hard in all the right places. Yum.

Then we’ve got Matthew McConaughey playing the club owner. His character is a narcissist with greasy hair, which is more funny than hot. His body though? Is amazing. I just put up a hand to block out the grease ball above his neck. News reports state it only took him two weeks to get that body. Man, I wish dieting and exercise worked like that for me!

And of course there’s Joe Manganiello who plays Alcide on True Blood. His hotness does not get nearly enough screen time in Magic Mike. I don’t know if his shooting schedule on True Blood meant he had to take a smaller role or what, but the writers and directors failed to utilize their biggest casting coup.

It was even difficult to find a picture of him for this post. The below was the best I could do.

It’s like he’s shy or something! I can only hope there are some juicy deleted scenes on the DVD.

Did you see Magic Mike? With or without friends? Did you take your husband? (FYI: For the guys, the movie has equal opportunity nudity.)

It was better than I thought it would be. McConaughey is a great sleazeball and there’s quite a bit of humor in the movie, which I enjoyed. True, the plot was weak, mostly because the girl playing the love interest did not have the acting chops to pull off the non-verbal language needed to make the story work.

But this is definitely a great girls-night-out movie that will have a strong afterlife once it hits DVD.

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One comment

  1. TheOthers1 says:

    I hadn’t seen it. I’ve been too busy and my guy friend refused to go. Lol. Maybe if I had mentioned equal opportunity nudity he would’ve changed his mind.

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