Review: Magic Mike

There’s no denying that I’ve got a list of actors I simply enjoy looking at, regardless of the material or their performance. However, in all honesty, I’m not usually one to seek out a film for the sake of eye candy alone. But Magic Mike is a different story and, can you blame me? While I definitely got what I came for in that respect, Magic Mike turned out to be much more than a star-studded peep show of a feature; it’s got substance.

Nineteen years old, living with his sister and having a tough time finding work, Adam’s (Alex Pettyfer) got it a little rough. However, after getting a roofing gig on Craigslist, Adam meets Mike (Channing Tatum) and soon after that, the money starts rolling in.

It turns out, construction is just Mike’s day job. At night, the ladies shower him with cash. Mike, or Magic Mike, is a stripper at Xquisite Male Dance Revue in Tampa. Along with Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiello), Ken (Matt Bomer), Tito (Adam Rodriguez), Tarzan (Kevin Nash) and head honcho Dallas (Matthew McConaughey), Mike hits the stage every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night to a riotously adoring crowds. When the opportunity arises for Adam to slip in, he surprises himself and turns out to be a natural.

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