So Mrs. had been itching to see this movie so last night I took her. As we walked into a theatre with about 25 women in it, one said to me, "Men have to sit down front" - I told her that wasn't happening. I preferred a dark corner to stay out of the limelight.
As the previews ran more women joined us. There were probably about 40 or so all told, and from what I could see I was the only dude. Most of the women were in groups of anywhere from 4 to 8. During the dance scenes it was sometimes hard to decipher which were the cheers of the on-screen extras, and which were the cheers of the women around me. Several women were taking pictures of the screen to preserve a cherished memory, a cherished ab.
It was a fun scene and guys, I recommend you take your lady on a Friday or Saturday night pronto before its out of the cinema if she's at all interested. I've never been to a screening quite like it. You may well get fucked real good too afterwards as you may find your lady all primed up afterwards. Just sayin'.
The movie itself was actually pretty good. I give it 3 and 1/2 out of 5 cookies. It treads the same territory as the great Boogie Nights as well as the disaster Showgirls right down to some of the plot points. Matthew McCoughey finds just the right timbre of sleaziness, but almost likeable in the movie. This goes to show how far a decent bod will go. Notice I said, almost likeable. McCougnay's character is not someone I'd be friends with because he's scum, but the ladies cheered all the same despite his nast. That's some acting right there and credit is due to him as an actor and riding that line and pulling it off.
In opposition, channing tatum's character's personality is downright charming. Single dudes need to take lessons because even without the 6 pack and the dance talent he'd probably be getting laid. that said, his dancing is awesome. The stories been told before, and even told better, but its also been told worse.
Anyway, I say go. And I also say go when you're pretty sure the theatre will have some other bodies in it, since the crowd does respond to this movie and participates in a way that few movies invoke.
This message has been edited by Smirkdirk on Jul 29, 2012 10:25 AM This message has been edited by Smirkdirk on Jul 29, 2012 10:21 AM This message has been edited by Smirkdirk on Jul 29, 2012 10:20 AM