Magic Mike’s Last Dance lacks chemistry and a good script, but the dancing is on point. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance was released in theaters in the United States on February 10, 2023. The film brings back Magic Mike himself, Channing Tatum, and newcomers to the franchise: Salma Hayek (Maxandra), Juliette Motamed (Hannah), Caitlin Gerard (Kim), Ayub Khan-Din (Vistor), and Jemelia George (Zadie). While the film thrives on its sexy dance moves, which it continues to deliver, it lacks a well-defined script and chemistry between the two leads. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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Magic Mike’s Last Dance Parents Guide
In Magic Mike’s Last Dance: Mike Lane takes to the stage once again when a business deal that went bust leaves him broke and bartending in Florida. Hoping for one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse — and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, he soon finds himself trying to whip a hot new roster of talented dancers into shape.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance Age Rating Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their young children watch Magic Mike’s Last Dance.
Language: Magic Mike’s Last Dance contains some strong language, with profanity used throughout. Stronger words include f*ck, a**h*le, mother f*cker, sh*t, d*ck, d*mn, and more.
Mature Content: Other than the bad language mentioned above, the other big indicators of adult material include sexual content. Characters are frequently half naked, stripping off their clothes, dancing in a very sexual manner, and simulating sexual acts. There are graphic sex scenes and implied sex. Characters are also shown consuming alcohol and appearing drunk.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance Age Rating: Warner Bros. Pictures’ Magic Mike’s Last Dance has an R rating for language and sexual content and is recommended for an adult audience and teens aged 17 and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or an adult guardian is highly suggested for younger kids under 17 years of age.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance lacks the core group of dancers, other than Mike himself, whose chemistry together and dance sequences are what aided in capturing the audience. Director Steven Soderbergh and writer Reid Carolin do, however, manage to fit in a few moments of Mike and his dancing friends, Big Richie (Joe Manganiello), Tito (Adam Rodriguez), Ken (Matt Bomer), and Tarzan (Kevin Nash), in a funny Zoom meetup that includes the entire group, who, upon hearing of what Mike is up to in Europe, tell him to not be ashamed of getting paid doing “sex work.” This brief encounter with the dancing friends has viewers rekindling memories of the original Magic Mike films and seeing the old crew. In this new addition, there are new dancers that make the stage, yet lack the screentime to connect with the audience, leaving those performances lackluster.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance focuses the entire script on the relationship of Mike and Max, played by Tatum and Hayek. The chemistry between the two seems almost nonexistent and artificial; this is perhaps due to the film rushing the romance, having already moved Mike to her home in Europe and paying him thousands for a job, which he doesn’t know what it entails until well into the story. The entire premise feels like a redo of Pretty Women, considering Max buys Mike’s services for a month. The only twist being, he was coming with her and no sex is involved.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance is best when Tatum and his crew of dancers are deep into their seductive moves, often simulating sexual acts to tunes such as “Pony,” which is included in this film. Luckily, there are many dance numbers viewers can feast on, bringing entertainment to the screen because the script sure doesn’t allow for much enjoyment. The final dance may have some viewers forgetting how terrible the rest of the film is with its sensual spin around the dance floor in the rain, even though the whole raining inside the theater didn’t make much sense. It didn’t have to make sense, as every other thought viewers may be having is quickly replaced with the sexy dance moves of Tatum dripping wet.