The premise of Magic Mike‘s is already attractive enough, as a film unapologetically tailored to the difficult-to-please female gaze. Cue our surprise when it outed itself as a skinfest with smarts. Beautiful production, gorgeous attention to detail and an interesting picture of the clash between reality and fantasy come together to make Channing Tatum less the butt of ‘dumb jock’ jokes and more just a very fine butt.
Welcome to the circus kiddies – you’re about to witness a whole lot of juggling. Because Kate has a job and (wait for it) A FAMILY (gasp). It’s the overdone dilemma of balancing a hectic work schedule alongside raising kids. How does she do it?! Prepare your poor ears for that exact sentence at least seven times.