A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.
Steven Soderbergh turns what could have been a one-note gag into a dramedy built to please.
This strippers' yarn could have revealed more.
Magic Mike review
It is tempting to see Magic Mike as two films in one: the first a crowd-pleasing dramedy about a loveable loser, the second a chance for Soderbergh to amuse himself with surprising visual choices and transitions between scenes.