Joel's 100 Films in 2015: Magic Mike

26. Magic Mike

Watched 7/11/2015

Is it exploitation? Is it housewives porno? Is it a pretty good movie about a rarely discussed corner of society? Can't it be all of those things?

Especially with Soderbergh involved, it absolutely can be all of those things. And this is. In parts more serious than you'd expect or necessarily want, other times frivolous and excessive, but always clearly approved by the MPAA. It's not a perfect movie or even a great one, but it's a really solid performance from Channing Tatum (and several of his featured co-stars), and the perfect opportunity to do something simple for the woman (or Tatum-loving man) in your life.

4 stars.