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Big 'Magic Mike' anticipation let down...Magic Mike wasn't so 'Magic' after all! :-((

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

emoticonBummer! You know I'm your roving all time biggest fan in the universe movie reviewer...but you know you're going to get the scoop 'REAL' from me.

The newly released Steven Soderberg movie 'Magic Mike' is a bummer and I feel like a putz for arranging what I thought would be a GREAT night out with all my girlfriends for a movie night of high escapades and FUN! Actually I knew I'd never drag the hubs to this movie..no way NO how...so what's a girl to do?

Well...I guess I should had done some more research beyond just viewing the movie trailer...if I had...I would have saved my night, had my popcorn at home and dodged the disappointed and some downright hostile looks I picked up from the girls after the movie. Those women can be brutal...let me tell you. I heard everything from 'that was disquesting..to how vulgar...to it had NO plot whatsoever...to that should have been a private viewing...and that last one was from a little french lady...probably the most open minded one in the entire group when areas of sexuality are concerned. emoticonOoops...the REALLY bad part is that I had to agree with them.

I had purchased some horn blowers..some beads..for a mardi gras atmosphere and honestly those simply went to waste. My girlfriend next to me probably made a little racket right at the beginning...but she was in tears..YES tears towards the end of the show.

Now isn't THAT a fun night out when you make your girlfriend cry?!? emoticon

She is a sensitive... and I had NO idea that the movie would portray such large portions of drug usage..I guess it's inevitable in the body selling business. Her 28 year old son has put her through the wringer on some of his issues and this part of the movie just was too much for her. Gosh...I felt like 2 cents! I asked her if she wanted to leave and told her I was SO sorry...I really thought this was going to be a fun hearted movie full of hunky guys strutting their stuff kind of like the movie 'Full Monty' which was GREAT fun!

Soooo here's the deal. Unless you have really hard core girlfriends..this probably isn't the typical 'chick flick' so be warned.

Sure there was some great music and some inventive dance themes...and it's a hard choice on which is the better 'eye candy' Channing Tatum or Matthew McConaughey...BUT...the explicit and downright raunchy scenes on stage and at private parties put me in states of mild shock, then to 'what the'...and finally to embarrassing disquest. emoticon

If the movie does ANYTHING it once again drives home that drugs will destroy your life...and pretty much the lives of anyone within your radius, so I guess that's a valuable point to be taken. Light hearted entertainment this movie 'Magic Mike' is NOT. emoticon

I left the movie feeling the distinct urge to run home to my sweet hubs tell him the revolting plot line and then take a SHOWER!

Spark on my sparkies...I just saved you some cold earned cash...keep it in your pocket! emoticon
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    I felt the same way about it...I was so disappointed after everyone was saying how great it was on other blogs. I walked out of there feeling horrible after expecting some fun :(
    1951 days ago
  • SHEL_V2
    Love the review, sorry it was such a all-around crummy experience. A few different friends had posted on FaceBook about going... none of them ever mentioned anything afterward! As for me, I was just disappointed that "Magic Mike" was not Mike Rowe.

    1954 days ago
    Thank you for your insight. All I have heard is that this is a great movie about hot guys. It's nice to hear your point of view.

    I'm glad you were able to have a night out with your girlfriends. Don't look at this as a disaster for you had no idea and maybe the crying was a much needed cleansing that your friend needed.
    1955 days ago
    Thanks for the save, Bobbi!! I thought it might be a fun, light-hearted flic, too! I'll be sure to avoid it as that is just not my cup of tea, either!! Not so "Magic Mike", it seems! Ugh! Again, thanks for the save!! emoticon
    1956 days ago
    Oh, no... what a disaster. Keep in mind, you can't be held accountable for something that you hadn't seen yourself so don't feel so bad.

    I thought about seeing the movie myself and I thought it would be a fun movie. From the previews, that's exactly how it's portrayed.

    Next movie night outing, provide the trailer and a synopsis of what the movie is about within the same email. A great source for info is:


    1958 days ago
    I loved Channing Tatum in other movies but this one doesn't sound so good, so I'll skip it also.
    1960 days ago
    Yeah I was passing on that one.
    1960 days ago
    Hey you tried. You never know. I haven't gone to the movies in forever . We watch on demand or on one of the premium channels. Sorry your friends weren't happy. emoticon
    1960 days ago
    Good lesson, but certainly not worth allowing it to be the attitude downer it could be. I think your girlfriends aren't that shallow either and might even make the same mistake themselves. I try my best to go in with relatively low expectations when it comes to today's movie industry (with all the bad language, sex and drugs), and am often pleasantly surprised by what I see.

    Enjoyed your blog and glad to know you have a group of girlfriends in your network that enjoy getting out and having some fun! I think you're overdue for some more fun, girlfriend! Hope you plan another night soon.
    1960 days ago
    T oo bad you and your gal pals didn't just chose to walk out. I am not one who would waste money frivolously like that, but if it's disgusting . . . well.

    Thanks for the honest review and will definitely NOT have that on my "to see" list.

    1960 days ago
    emoticon will save my money
    1960 days ago
    Thank for review. I might get it when it comes out on dvd.That way I can turn it off if I like.
    McConaughey... has the voice
    1960 days ago
  • DMF2012
    1960 days ago
    My sister & I saw it yesterday. Was really looking forward to it. We felt the movie could have been partially saved by a WAY better ending.
    1960 days ago
    Hard to know where to waste your money.
    Thanks for the review .
    I hope your friends get over it, sure wasn't your fault, how could you have known
    it would be so raunchy and sexual.

    Hugs so sorry your girls night out was ruined.

    1960 days ago
    Some movies can be downright disgusting... this sounds like one I will certainly avoid. Thanks for the heads up and sorry your fun evening with the girls was a total bust.

    1960 days ago
    1960 days ago
    Sorry it turned out to be a stinker. Guess I will save my
    hard-earned cash and go see something else. If I would
    factor in a 35 mile drive, it would have been an even
    bigger waste. Thanks for sharing and I hope the next
    time you and the girls go out, the movie will have been
    worth it. HUGS!
    1960 days ago
    I haven't been to the movies in years and was making plans for a girl's night out. Back in my younger years, I went to a male review and had a blast. I was really counting on bringing back some very fun memories. I have come to the conclusion that the census is YOU really like it OR YOU really don't.

    I can't imagine the movie being bad with all the eye candy but it happens. It really stinks that you didn't have a good time. Maybe next time.

    Thanks for the review. Have a great day

    Love ya

    1960 days ago
    I only watch foreign and independent films. Haven't gone to a theater in a long time. Gave up on American films a long time
    ago. Have a happy day.
    1960 days ago
    Wow! Thanks for the heads up!
    1960 days ago
  • KAT573
    Sounds like it was a movie about the very thing you summed up; drugs destroy lives? I am sorry you all had a rough time with it. I can understand that. But dont be too hard on yourself; you did not make the movie!! Hugs
    1960 days ago
    I'm so glad I never go to movies, now more so then ever.

    Thanks for sharing!
    1960 days ago
    now I had some girlfriends that saw it and they liked it, that is was based on this guys real life story.... weird. They felt sorry for this guy.... go figure.
    1960 days ago
    Many thanks!
    1960 days ago
    Whew! I was thinking of grabbing a galfriend this week and go see that for a lark. So glad I read this first! Thanks for saving me a few bucks and time!
    1960 days ago
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