But John's ongoing escapades with Ted seriously mess up John's relationship with his girlfriend (
There's just enough sweetness to make the raunchy jokes palatable. But make no mistake: This is a rude, crude and boisterous exercise in adult comedy that will appeal only to fans of "
A fistful of dollars in
Ladies, it's raining men. Hallelujah.
"Magic Mike," the much-awaited male stripper movie, certainly delivers the goods.
Steven Soderbergh ("Ocean's 11") directs a story based on star
The star attraction at a seedy club, Magic Mike (Tatum) is the proverbial stripper with a heart of gold. He takes a loser dude named Adam (
Mike has dreams of being a furniture designer, but the temptations of cash, eager women and drugs abound. The dancers work hard for the money, but their lifestyle is bound to leave them broke and busted losers.
This is Tatum's breakout role — no pun intended — and who knew he could act almost as well as he dances. There's a sweet vulnerability to him that reminded me of
JOHN DEPKO is a retired senior investigator for the Orange County public defender's office. He lives in Costa Mesa and works as a licensed private investigator.