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Starring: Channing Tatum, Salma Hayek, Gavin Spokes, Caitlin Gerard, Christopher Bencomo, Ayub Khan Din, Juliette Motamed
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Comedy drama sequel directed by Steven Soderbergh. Magic Mike’s Last Dance (2023) centers on “Magic” Mike Lane (Channing Tatum), who takes to the stage again after a lengthy hiatus, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite, Maxandra Mendoza (Salma Hayek), who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse, and an agenda all her own.
Our Favorite Quotes:'If there's anything I've learned, it's that you can't tell people anything. They have to have an experience.' - Victor (Magic Mike's Last Dance) Click To Tweet
Zadie Rattigan: The impulse to dance existed long before our primate ancestors evolved into humans. Evolutionary biologists suggest that dance was used by early humans to promote the social cooperation essential for our survival.
Zadie Rattigan: But despite its power to save our species, dance could not save a small furniture company in Miami from the economic tsunami of a global pandemic, so like many forty year-old Millennial white males, Mike Lane found himself alone and adrift in an ocean of failed relationships and unrealized dreams.
Kim’s Husband: [after Kim recognizes Mike as he was dressed as a cop at her party] Did you arrest her?
Mike Lane: No. I think I let you off with a warning. Right?
Kim: It was my pledge party. I was being very disorderly.
Mike Lane: You being good now? You behaving?
Kim: Yes. I’m great, actually.
Maxandra Mendoza: Really, I have no idea what I’m doing. It’s just I’m not normally like this, it’s just that I’ve had like the s**ttiest day, and the s**ttiest week, and the s**ttiest month, and the s**ttiest year.
Mike Lane: Same here. Welcome to the club.
Mike Lane: You’re serious right now? You’re going to pay me six thousand dollars to give you a dance?
Maxandra Mendoza: Yeah. But no happy endings, huh?
Mike Lane: So, I don’t know if you really know what you bought, but I’m going to give it to you anyway. And at any point I take you past your comfort zone…
Maxandra Mendoza: I f***ing slap you.
Mike Lane: You can slap me.
Mike Lane: [after they sleep together and Max speaks in Spanish] You said I move like water.
Maxandra Mendoza: I didn’t mean for you to understand that.
Mike Lane: Well, maybe you should be a little more careful what you say. Remember, I’m from Florida.
Maxandra Mendoza: If I had known what this night was going to be like, I would have gladly paid you the sixty thousand.
Mike Lane: It wouldn’t have mattered anyway. I’m not going to take your money. I’m not even going to take the six grand.
Maxandra Mendoza: Who are you?
Mike Lane: I don’t know.
'People like to look at what they can't have.' - Mike Lane (Magic Mike's Last Dance) Click To Tweet
Maxandra Mendoza: Come with me to London.
Mike Lane: What’s in London?
Maxandra Mendoza: My life.
Mike Lane: Max, I can’t just up and leave my entire life here for you.
Maxandra Mendoza: Yes, you can.
Maxandra Mendoza: You should come with me, and then if it’s out of your comfort zone, then you just…
Mike Lane: I get to f***ing slap you?
Maxandra Mendoza: You can f***ing slap me. Let’s go.
Mike Lane: I don’t really f*** with vegetables.
Maxandra Mendoza: How do you have that body then?
Mike Lane: I don’t know. Genetics. Mom and Pops. How did you get so rich?
Maxandra Mendoza: Genetics, I guess.
Mike Lane: I don’t dance anymore.
Maxandra Mendoza: Then I can claim that I got Magic Mike’s Last Dance.
'In order to finish something, you have to make a start.' - Zadie Rattigan (Magic Mike's Last Dance) Click To Tweet
Maxandra Mendoza: We are not having sex. Completely out of the question.
Mike Lane: Why?
Maxandra Mendoza: You know, Mike, I actually think you have other talents. And this is what I’m invested in.
Mike Lane: You’ve purchased me for a month, let’s just say you say, “Jump.” I say, “Which bed?”
Maxandra Mendoza: Look, last night was kind of magical. It was amazing. So, let’s not f*** that up.
Mike Lane: Me and relationships don’t have a tendency to work out.
Maxandra Mendoza: Yeah, I can understand that. To freedom.
Mike Lane: [after he arrives in London] Do you have any idea what the f*** I’m doing here?
Victor: Regrettably, no, sir.
Mike Lane: Yeah. But you wouldn’t tell me even if you did know, would you?
Victor: I would be lying if I said I wasn’t lying, sir.
'One of the most primal feelings human beings experience is the desire to belong to feel connected to other beings, and to be part of a tribe.' - Zadie Rattigan (Magic Mike's Last Dance) Click To Tweet
Maxandra Mendoza: I think we should stop at Liberty’s first. Don’t you think?
Victor: I would let Harj know, so that he can mentally prepare.
Maxandra Mendoza: Good idea.
Mike Lane: What’s a Harj?
Maxandra Mendoza: When this very same play opened in 2004, the owner of the theater fell madly in love with this horribly insecure actress. And so, here’s where my love story with Roger began, and here is where it’s going to end.
Mike Lane: He must have loved your performance.
Maxandra Mendoza: I had three lines.
Mike Lane: [referring to the play] So what’s this s**t about?
Maxandra Mendoza: It’s the same old, will she marry for love or money bulls**t.
Mike Lane: So, what does she pick? Love or money?
Maxandra Mendoza: Who cares? The real question is, why does she feel like she has to choose?
Maxandra Mendoza: His artistry made me feel… There are no words. It’s just ecstasy. And in exactly one month, I want every woman that walks into this theater to feel the same kind of ecstasy that I did. To transcend. To break free. So, without further ado, I give you the visionary artist that inspired me so profoundly, and that will take us to the promised land. Ladies and gentlemen, Michael Jeffrey Lane.
Mike Lane: ‘Sup?
Mike Lane: You could’ve given me just a little heads-up before you threw me to the wolves in there.
Maxandra Mendoza: You would’ve been in your head, over thinking everything.
Mike Lane: It was better than not thinking anything at all.
'We all want a little bit of everything all of the time. But sometimes you just want to be everything to someone. Sometimes, the greatest fantasy of them all is knowing that you're the only one.' - Hannah (Magic Mike's Last Dance) Click To Tweet
Mike Lane: There’s got to be easier ways to get back at your husband for, I don’t know, whatever, than putting on a strip show.
Maxandra Mendoza: Oh, I’m not a scorned woman. And this is not a strip show. We are bringing the tsunami to London!
Maxandra Mendoza: Can’t you see? People are numb, disconnected, desensitized. We’re going to wake them up with a wave of passion they’ve never felt before.
Maxandra Mendoza: It will be a historical, one-night collaboration between the stage, and the…
Mike Lane: The thongs?
Maxandra Mendoza: I don’t know.
Mike Lane: Exactly.
Zadie Rattigan: Are you two hooking up?
Maxandra Mendoza: Zadie!
Mike Lane: Well, what’s funny about that is your mom actually is paying me to not hook up.
'Dance seeks no meaning for its desires. It does not value age or status, logic or reason. It is a compass orientated only to liberty, not unlike the human heart.' - Zadie Rattigan (Magic Mike's Last Dance) Click To Tweet
Zadie Rattigan: Everybody knows Isabel Ascendant has a wildly outdated, painfully misogynistic climax.
Maxandra Mendoza: Exactly. And that’s why our take is going to be so exciting, because they will be expecting that, and instead, they’re going to see that a woman can have whatever she wants, whenever she wants it.
Zadie Rattigan: Every few years she starts a big new project. Sometimes it’s a charity, a documentary, a new best friend. Each time it’s like she’s a new person.
Maxandra Mendoza: So what? Sue me for exploring myself and my contributions to the world.
Zadie Rattigan: But your contributions never see the light of day. There’s always some obstacle. We call her The Queen of the First Act.
Mike Lane: [to Max and Zadie, as they’re speaking in French] You know, pardon my French, but y’all are being rude as f***.
Ken: Money is water, Mike. It flows in both directions.