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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 16 months ago by Kevin Barton
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disclaimer: Do Not See If You Have A Brain,
The film should've been released with the following disclaimer: "not for those with a brain." The story is drivel, and the characters are as cardboard as they come. The only reason to see STRIPTEASE would be for the titilation (mild, at best) provided by Demi Moore. She works her butt off working her butt off, and that'll appeal to some men. Other men? Well, we prefer our women just a tad more cerebral.
4.0 out of 5 stars that "Little Bird" is going to leave you breathless!,
Demi Moore came under intense public attention for those "pictures", little did they know she was going to star in a movie about going starkers...STRIPTEASE.
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
Demi Moore is at her hottest in this film. It is funny too. Be sure to buy this.
5.0 out of 5 stars i only give this 5 stars cause for Demi nude!!,
This movie was really bad, i dint care for it at all, i didnt like anybody in the movie except Demi, she is so sexy, the unrated version was terrific, she has a wonderful body, super sexy, thats all this show is worth though, so enjoy it, just to see her dance, everytime the nude shots appear put it in slowmo it rocks trust me, well hope u enjoyed!!
2.0 out of 5 stars Great music. Sexy lady. Lousy Movie,
Demi Moore as a stripper. Burt Reynolds in a satirical role as a politician with a few screws loose. Smooth and rhythmic sounds from Annie Lennox. What more could you ask for? How about a film that doesn't insult the intelligence of the viewing public. I guess that would be too much to ask.
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!,
The story of this movie is not much at all... actually it is weak and I knew this even before I buy this DVD.
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,
I thought this movie was awesome, it is hilarious. Burt Reynolds plays the stereotypical sleazy congressman that is always in trouble, and Demi hits home with her role as a stripper. Anyone who knows strippers knows that most of them have children that they are trying to support at home. This movie is mostly realistic and honest. I think that the only reason it hasnt done better in review, and in the box office, is because this brand of honest reality is the kind that most people dont want to face or acknoweledge existance of. I applaud the makers of this film.. talk to a stripper (which im not) and you will find that this kind of thing is daily for them, customers get enthralled with them on a fantasy level, and it usually leads to drama.
2.0 out of 5 stars Forget the movie, read the book,
While not Carl Hiaasen's best novel -- I'd nominate "Skin Tight" or "Native Tongue" for that -- "Strip Tease" is far wiser, funnier and richer than the anemic film version by Demi Moore would have you believe.
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,
The plot gets rather confusing towards the end, but there really is stuff to enjoy in this film - humor in unexpected places (when the Snake Charmer almost get strangled by her python,or "Is Free Willy back in? No, not yet.") and it's TOO cool that Demi strips to only Annie Lennox songs. I rather enjoyed the film. The crazy congressman and husband are pretty amusing, although I bet the book is a lot better.
3.0 out of 5 stars Delivers what it promises but that's about it,
I thought this movie was only going to be about strippers, but I was surprised that it actually had a plot. (In this way, it reminded me a lot of Coyote Ugly- a movie I recommend more than Striptease). However, the plot is very hackneyed and underdeveloped... as if the writer was just trying to find a plot instead of only showing strippers. The strip scenes were convincing and pretty well done (although by far not the best they could have been, in my opinion), and there were some cute scenes with the girl. Otherwise I wasn't much impressed with this movie. It delivers what it promises- Demi Moore's (and some other nameless actress') half-naked bodies. However, it stops right there and does not go over or even meet some viewer's expectations of plot, style, character depth, etc. This video isn't a total flop and may be worth buying, but not if you are expecting a masterpiece.
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