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A single mother trying to win back custody of her daughter works as a stripper to pay her legal fees, but gets into trouble when a congressman takes a fancy to her.
Release Date: 0000-00-00
Media Type: Blu-Ray
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Erin Grant (Demi Moore) must strip for a living,and her biggest fight is against her ex-husband to get her little daughter back.Meanwhile a [physically excited] congressman (Burt Reynolds)gets fixated on her,a murder occurs and things get quite complicated.
Striptease has humor at times,but not much really happens.The plot,if there is any,is pretty weak.The only thing that makes this movie worth watching is probably Demi Moore and her dancing on beautiful Eurythmics songs.However other than those "music videos",there is nothing else to care about in the movie.I wish Eurythmics used Demi on their videos,which would make making a movie like Striptease unnecessary.
The DVD doesn't have a single extra as it suffers from being an old release,so I can not show any reason why you should buy this DVD,except if you are a hardcore Demi fan..
Again, most of us who own this video or DVD likely bought it with the realistic expectation that we wouldn't be seeing Oscar-caliber material. We bought it to see Demi Moore nude! What else really matters when you have THAT? Some people just expect entirely too much out of a movie.
I was actually pleasantly surprised, though. While it certainly isn't award-winning, the film is often pretty funny and sometimes touching. Something tells me the actors and director had nothing more than this in mind when making it. Demi Moore is hot...when you stop and recognize that fact as the dominant selling point in this you'll enjoy it more. A decent, although not great storyline is a nice bonus.
The DVD transfer is excellent with 4 stars for both picture and sound. I dont know how much extra "content" is on the International Unrated version but I can tell you this....Demi is very credible in this role. The interactive menus the DVD claims however will get you nothing but scene access and languages. There are NO extras. But who cares, it's hilarious! Not to be taken seriously.
STRIPTEASE is one of those "guilty pleasure" movies that have a certain campy charm, it's certainly more enjoyable that it's bastard-sister-film; SHOWGIRLS.
Erin Grant (Demi Moore) loses the custody battle for her daughter when she is fired from her job. What's a girl to do? Go and shake her booty, what else?!!
Down at the Eager Beaver Club, where the beer isn't the only thing on the menu, Erin finds a job prancing around to such innocuous tunes as "Little Bird" and "Money Can't Buy It". Soon, a mysterious murder and a hilarious excuse for a congressman - Dilbeck (Burt Reynolds in an inspired performance) prove more of a hindrance than a help as Erin decides to expose her lousy ex-husband as the drug-pushing, slack-jawed yokel that he really is, all the while spinning around a pole in a G-string. Sound exhausting? Nah! We're only getting started!
Overall a pretty enjoyable caper. The DVD transfer is beautiful.
Instead of FBI secretary-turned-stripper Erin being a strangely desexualized perfect being, in the novel, she's a complicated mess. In other words, a real human being. Her ex-husband is a piece of crap, yes, but not the cartoonish lout we see in the film. Really, everyone in a Hiaasen novel is a bit of a goofball, once their foibles are looked at unflinchingly, which is part of the fun.
Those only familiar with "Strip Tease" via the movie don't get any of that: The good guys are too good to screw up, and the bad guys are too stupid to have any redeeming qualities. And to top it all off, Demi apparently doesn't understand that stripping is meant to titillate, not spiritually enlighten its audience. Those aroused by the film ought to get out more.
In fact, the book tops the film in every way, with the possible exception of what Burt Reynolds brings to the film. But even then, in his role as a corrupt politician -- and, ultimately, the engine for the story -- punches are pulled and he's not quite as sleazy as in the book. Apparently, giving people a lesson into how greed is destroying the Everglades was just too heavy for the film audience.
Those who liked the film -- and they exist, strangely enough -- still ought to pick up the book, to learn all about the characters and read the situations that didn't make the final cut. For current fans of Hiaasen's work, the book is roughly on par with "Stormy Weather," although much more politically barbed than that work, which took aim at humanity's folly generally.
And for Demi Moore, what were you thinking? You owe Carl and his fans a big apology, as well as your own fans, who deserve better.
Most recent customer reviews
Good for a few laughs, plus Demi Moore.
So it's not Oscar material.
What did you really expect, based on the title and cover photo?
This is the second time I bought this movie and they both don't work in my region. They should tell you that it's only going to work in Europe.Published 19 months ago by Andrea Fendick
I gave a five star rating for the fact that this come a day earlier then expected. I am definitely looking forward to watching it.Published 23 months ago by David Van Scheyndel
Value for the dollar for this DVD is excellent, and, the story behind the movie is a great one at that. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2014 by George Tsoukalas
Funny, Burt Reynolds is great in this movie, did not watch it for Demi Strip scenes, more so the comedy in it.Published on Aug. 27 2013 by Robyn Kennedy
I thought Carmen Electra should play Demi Moore's character because I think she is a better choice for the part, even I thought Pamela Anderson could play Demi Moore's character. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2012 by Kevin Barton
(the following review is my own personal opinion)The movie Striptease
is a combination crime drama/comedy/thriller,with a bit of political
humour thrown in. Read more