So I went to see the much-anticipated (by me) stripper movie, Magic Mike, last night. It was good (read good not great) but I wanted more. It was a Steven Soderbergh movie so I should have realized that the movie was not going to be as fun as I had hoped it would be. Not enough stripping, too many serious scenes and definitely not enough Joe Manganiello. I went in thinking we would see more of Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer and their parts were small (as in if you blinked you missed them). I am not complaining about the amount of screen time for Channing Tatum but the story was completely about him and not about the other strippers. Plus Matthew McConaughey was sleazy and gross looking. He drawled it out with his "alright, alright" and for his character, he was perfect but in no way did his Dallas turn me on. Don't get me wrong, there were some man-candy scenes, just not enough.
Side note, in front of us in the theater were 6 women in their late 60's, early 70's. Could not help but laugh when we walked out and the assisted living bus was there to take them home. Do you think that there was a rush to sign up for this movie trip at the old-folks home?