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4.0 out of 5 stars Nude and funny
I went to see this film at the theatre (yes, that was me) expecting to see the latest installment of the "My career ..., so I will take of my clothes" series (other installments include "Embrace of the Vampire" and "Full Body Massage"). I was pleasantly surprised by a funny movie.
First off, Demi Moore is naked. Surprisingly, I didn't find her "dance" scenes too hot...
Published on July 30 2001 by D
3.0 out of 5 stars Carmen Electra should do this movie.
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. Other than that the movie is not bad.
Published 13 months ago by Kevin Barton
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4.0 out of 5 stars that "Little Bird" is going to leave you breathless!,
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.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Film.,
By A Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars i only give this 5 stars cause for Demi nude!!,
2.0 out of 5 stars Great music. Sexy lady. Lousy Movie,
The movie is almost B grade but the performances of Reynolds and Armand Assante in particular manage to keep this film from totally going in the toilet.
Watching Demi was a REAL THRILL! Unfortunately though that was about all there is.
2.0 out of 5 stars For Demi Moore's eyes only!,
But what made it worth buying is to see Demi Moore strip for you... that's it!
So if you are a fan of Demi Moore and want to see her strip for you... go for it. If not, don't even consider buying it!
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved it,
2.0 out of 5 stars Forget the movie, read the book,
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.
3.0 out of 5 stars not that bad,
3.0 out of 5 stars Delivers what it promises but that's about it,
5.0 out of 5 stars Hey, I like this movie!,
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