Before you judge this movie by its [hot] poster and superficial plot – hear this mama out. Magic Mike is worth seeing. Not because of its storyline or acting. But for an absolutely shallow reason – the stripping.
I finally saw the movie with a fellow mama a week after its release. We were giddy about having the night out without my two kids and her three, and had no idea what to expect. How much would we see? Would it be cheesy? A gross, total turnoff style of stripping?
When we walked into the theater, we were shocked by what greeted us: a stadium spilling into the aisles with middle-aged women, each grinning ear-to-ear with anticipation. Our only choice was to squeeze into the third row. But mamas, even with a slight kink in the neck, we were not disappointed.
Long before I had joined the Magic Mike fan club [not literally], I remember laughing out loud when a co-worker said:
I think every woman should see Magic Mike. When she gets home, she’ll jump her husband like never before!
Seriously, an adult I work with said that. But in all honesty, the movie is just what mamas need. Aside from the kick start in the bedroom, it’s an innocent night out with your girlfriends at a sleazy strip club with way hotter than average strippers. [And Channing Tatum has some serious moves.] Forget about the plot and the acting — and heck even your kids for a couple hours — and just have a little fun.
ps. Guess who just confirmed a sequel?!
Movie poster image courtesy: Warner Bros.