Parents' Guide to

Magic Mike XXL

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Entertaining cast, thin plot, tons of sexy dancing.

Movie R 2015 115 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

FIrst! Movie sucks already.

Movie already sucks, sorry but yeah it well competition to Magic Mike, which is worser. (At least good show ignoring the bad words)

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (9):

Without Steven Soderbergh directing or McConaughey as Dallas, Magic Mike XXL is noticeably shallower than the original. However, the combo of Tatum and his crew and new addition Jada Pinkett Smith makes for a fun, frivolous show. Let's be clear: There's not much to the plot of this movie. Mike joins his pals for one more night of strutting and stripping, but first he has to convince a former lover, Rome (Pinkett Smith), to emcee their routines. Other stuff happens too -- like the guys ending up in a Southern mansion full of rich first wives led by none other than Andie Macdowell, or their original emcee needing hospitalization after crashing their food truck van -- but it's all just side dressing to allow for more stripping shenanigans.

Thank goodness the romance is downplayed in the sequel, because it never worked in Magic Mike. Amber Heard's Zoe is considerably better as a possible love interest for Mike, but his true love story is with the other men who've danced alongside him for years. Their bond as men who "make women smile" for a living is the driving force of the Magic Mike movies, and their hilarious banter -- and fabulously choreographed dance scenes (a few courtesy of professional hip-hop dancer Stephen "tWitch" Boss) -- make up for the barely there plot. This isn't really a film for teens, obviously, but adults looking for a fun couple of hours of dancing and kidding around could do a lot worse.

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