3SMReviews: Magic Mike

 In Channing Tatum, Three Sentence Movie Reviews

I had only a smattering of interest in this movie but it was playing at a time I could see a movie so off I went. The general feeling in the theater populated by only women was a feeling of glee and that dissipated once the movie got going because, as my friend Christi commented, “Those are sad, tortured male strippers.”  There was a lot to like about this film–the dancing was fabulous (nearly naked or not, I appreciate some dancing), I think Matthew McConaughey’s “Dallas” might just eclipse his Dazed and Confused character, and I also appreciated the tempering presence (of the woman), who not only had a good solid female character to work with, but played her close and tight.

p.s. This movie launched me on another “personal actor film fest” a la the Vin Diesel film festival of last year and the Chris Hemsworth fest of earlier this summer.  Wanna guess which one?

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  • Shawn Shafer

    Channing Tatum? We've noticed he surprises us with much more nuanced and compelling acting than might be superficially expected.

  • Patricia

    Indeed! Two points for Mr. Shafer! And as you will see, when I get the posts written I experienced the same thing during the film festival. I expected to slog through all his movies, of which there are many, but instead found myself really liking a lot of them. In fact, all but one so far. And he was the most delightful part of the so-so film. The problem is, when I try to explain this to other people, they think I have lost all ability to be critical because it's Channing Tatum.

  • balyien

    Lol. As you know, I don't find Mr. Tatum very attractive, but I agree that he has more acting chops than he's normally given credit for. Idk, I think you might have sold me on this movie. I'd have to watch it without Dan finding out, though, or I'd never hear the end of his teasing.

  • Patricia

    Or! You could make him watch it and then he would see that it's not just a movie for teasing. Matt is "getting" to see it when it comes out on DVD, that's how much I like this movie.

  • Sara K.

    I was going to see this movie with some gal pals, but it never came to fruition. I also love Matt Bomer (we are White Collar fans). I would have guessed CT as well, but my woobs beat me to it!

  • Patricia

    Ah yes, he had some good dance scenes.

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