Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Magic Mike by Steven Soderbergh, 2012 (R)
with Channing Tatum (The Vow, Haywire, Side Effects), Matthew McConaughey (The Paperboy), Alex Pettyfer (Beastly), Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough (Jack and Diane), Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, James Martin Kelly, Caitlin Gerard
From the director of from the director of Out of Sight, Traffic, Haywire, Contagion, The Informant!, Erin Brockovich, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Side Effects, Behind the Candelabra
Inspired by the experiences of one of its stars -- Channing Tatum -- this Steven Soderberg-helmed comedy focuses on the world of male strippers. Tatum plays a veteran stripper introducing a new dancer to the pleasures and perils of their profession.
Amazing dance performance from Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, the way they move looks like they have been pro at some point in their life... The story is interesting, very local, a portrayal of a society that is a bit lost, beautiful contrast between the night life and in a way, the real life. Cody Horn is beautiful, an actress starting, with a maturity and normality that perhaps with a different cast, a more famous actress, Soderberg would not have made as real. It is also good to see Alex Pettyfer be in something else than a mainstream teenage movie, he is the looser and in a way and project what youth has and yet doesn't understand quite. Definitely a great surprise.
Labels: Dramas based on real life