'The Full Monty' is the 'Grapes of Wrath' of stripper-movies

One is set in industrial England and features naked men in questionable physical shape. The other starts off in the dust bowl of the Great Depression where gaunt "Okies" like Henry Fonda are making their way West. But stick with us. Aren't the themes universal? Desperate people faced with economic ruin pursue any way to support their families. The Brits just had more fun. While our 1940 review called "Grapes" "relentless in its realism, somber and depressing," the "Full Monty" was a crowd-pleaser, quickly becoming the U.K.'s highest grossing film ever after its 1997 release.
Twentieth Century Fox
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