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Magic Mike XXL also known as “Magic Mike 2”

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use.
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Comedy Drama Sequel
1 hr. 55 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
July 1, 2015 (wide—3,350+ theaters)
DVD: October 6, 2015
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Relevant Issues
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LUST and lasciviousness in the Bible

casual, illicit sex / fornication, adultery, sin

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NUDITY—Why are humans supposed to wear clothes? Answer

PURITY—Should I save sex for marriage? Answer

How can I deal with temptations? Answer

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What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer

How do I know what is right from wrong? Answer

How can I decide whether a particular activity is wrong? Answer

Are we living in a moral Stone Age? Answer

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Featuring: Elizabeth Banks
Channing TatumMagic Mike
Amber Heard
Matt Bomer … Ken
Joe Manganiello … Big Dick Richie
Jada Pinkett Smith
Donald Glover
Andie MacDowell
Gabriel Iglesias … Tobias
Kevin Nash … Tarzan
Stephen Boss
Adam Rodriguez … Tito
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Director: Gregory Jacobs
Producer: Iron Horse Entertainment
Distributor: Warner Bros.
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.

‘Magic Mike XXL’ finds the remaining Kings of Tampa ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.”

Prequel: “Magic Mike” (2012)

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Movie Critics

…Abs and raunch aplenty amid the skimpiest of plots… like a male fantasy of what a female fantasy should be… “Magic Mike XXL” didn’t make me feel all that good. Watching it was like opening the wrong gift—that’s not my size, and I don’t like blue… the movie acknowledges the franchise's gay male fan base, as evidenced in a drag queen revue scene in the film and in its marketing campaign, which saw Tatum and Bomer riding a float in L.A.’s gay pride parade two weeks ago. …
—Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times

…shallow escapism—intended to be as sexy and as tawdry as its pretty-boy leads. While no one shows every bit of their bits here, the result feels pretty close to pornography nonetheless, both physically and emotionally. And it carries with it the same dangers that porn does: It primes its audience for an unrealistic fantasy. It elevates sex and bodily satisfaction over love. …
—Paul Asay, Plugged In

…based on an intrinsic appeal that may reach further than its prime target of female and gay audiences. …
—Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

…a shallow plot full of sexual innuendo, lewd dancing, abundant foul language, and… references to false religious ideas. …at least 210 obscenities and profanities…
—Ted Baehr, Movieguide

…Shorn of the first film’s inner tensions, this Soderbergh-less sequel has the obvious whiff of cash-in about it. [2/5]
—Ian Freer, Empire [UK]

…These hunks are on a mission from god (who’s a woman, as Mike cheerfully explains to one future customer), sent to ease the burden of being a modern woman… involves faux-humping two women at once, revealing himself as the rare man who can satisfy one women emotionally while taking care of two others physically… [2½/4]
—David Berry, National Post

…There’s no weight to any of the characters’ interactions, and the message that these men are spreading happiness and self-esteem to lonely, depressed women is hammered home relentlessly. …
—Kristian Lin, Fort Worth Weekly

…Sorry, but “Magic Mike XXL” is just, well, Medium. …a guiltlessly dumb movie that mostly coasts by on pecs appeal, hip-hop beats and pelvic thrusts. Lots of pelvic thrusts. …[2½]
—Stephen Whitty, The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

…Director Jacobs seems to have no clue how to stage and pace a dance number. His default image is a scruffy male face in the crotch of an afterthought female audience member. …
—Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

…routines that frequently border on simulated intercourse… a middle-aged divorcee (Andie MacDowell…) seduces Joe Manganiello’s bluntly named Big Dick Richie with her own forthright carnal confessions. “Two beautiful daughters and only one penis my whole life,” is how she purringly describes the legacy of her failed marriage, to murmurs of empathy from her girlfriends…
—Guy Lodge, Variety

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