Report by Samantha Pope
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
THOUGH it may be about beefy male strippers, Magic Mike (15), the next film to be screened in Clevedon, aims for the most important muscle of all – the heart.
The comedy, about a male stripper (Channing Tatum) who finds himself mentoring a newcomer, may be full of six-packs and one-liners at first, but it promises an emotional, heart-warming tale underneath the shirt-slinging and dancing abs.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the man in the chair for the super-successful Ocean’s 11, it also stars Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and Olivia Munn.
Together they make up a compelling and talented team sure to deliver an entertaining, humorous take on a rarely-explored industry.
Much of the film, incidentally, is inspired by Tatum’s own experience as a 19-year-old male stripper in Florida.
Magic Mike will be screened at The Curzon Community Cinema in Old Church Road from Saturday until August 9.
For more details call 01275 871000 or visit www.curzon.org.uk