magic mike's last dance
starring: channing tatum, salma hayek, juliette motamed, and thandiwe newton
Mike takes to the stage again, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida.
Magic Mike's Last Dance is more about the dance than the strip this time around. Obviously if you're expecting the foreplay of a strip tease, you might be a little disappointed. But if you enjoy a more dance oriented film with not too much plot to worry about (eg Step Up), then you will be less disappointed.
We find Mike bartending in Florida for a wealthy socialite's fundraiser. She offers him the opportunity of a lifetime in London, but of course she has her own agenda and plans.
The dances are highly choreographed and the performances polished - the dancers are professional and the movements crisp. The final dance is beautiful and a great wrap up of the plot.
Speaking of plot, this movie follows the tradition of previous films in the franchise by wandering and being very low-stakes. The romance is nice enough, although it is very predictable.
Magic Mike's Last Dance is an escape from reality where thinking is optional and the bodies are beautiful.