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Striptease (Uncut Int'l version) (BD) [Blu-ray]
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Striptease (Uncut Int'l version) (BD)
The pulsating, steamy world of gentlemen's clubs and the strippers and patrons who inhabit it get skewered in this lively comedy/drama starring Demi Moore ("Disclosure") and Burt Reynolds ("Boogie Nights"), now available in its uncut-version and in scintillating hi-def.]]>
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Demi plays a divorced woman, Erin Grant, who looses custody of her beloved daughter to a scumbag of an ex husband. (This is typical justice in the real world. I relate to this movie because it happened to me and I haven't seen my daughter for 13 years.)
Anyway, she had a respectful job at the FBI and looses it because of her husband's criminal activities. Then she looses her daughter because she doesn't have a job.
So she becomes an exotic dancer to make the money needed to get her daughter back. It's excellent money for her but she doesn't really like what she's doing. However, she performs with class and dignity, regardless of the stigmitism of "strippers." Ving Rhames, who is the bouncer Shad, has a soft spot in his heart for Erin. Anyone calling her a "stripper" will find a drill gun spinning at their forehead. She is a "dancer."
Burt Reynolds plays the corrupt, twisted Congressman who finds his "angel" (Erin) and persues her. There is legal snaffu's, funny scenes, and Erin is witty and courages because she will not give up on her daughter. Her love for her daughter is deep and real.
Demi learned to dance like an exotic dancer for this film and after just having a baby at the time, she looks great.
This film you will either like it or not. If you're looking for a lot of skin, T&A, this is not what you want. This film does have class. Demi's brief nudity in the film just proves that she is a confident woman and a great actress.
Burt Reynolds plays Congressman Dilbeck almost exactly as he's portrayed in the book and he does a fantastic job in the role. Ving Rhames does a great job playing the bouncer, Shad, at the Eager Beaver. Unfortunately, the screenwriters' adapted screenplay attempts to make the Erin Grant role a bit more serious than she was in the book and, quite honestly, a more significant character than she was. Given that "Strip Tease" the novel was a dark comedy, having any character delve into the seriously dramatic was not really something I feel Hiassen intended.
Whether talking about the book or the film, do note that this story isn't a sex-fest. While the story does have a great number of scenes where the strip club is the setting, it's really done in such a way that it's not at all distasteful. I think that while some of the scenes where Erin was dancing were dragged on for the moviegoers who were just there to see Demi nude, the filmmakers did a commendable job keeping it from becoming entirely about sex and I give them credit for that. The story could have been slanted an entirely different direction with this kind of story.
For the real story, read the book and you'll enjoy. The movie makes a lot more sense when you've read the book. I own the movie and the book and enjoy both.
The movie does a much better job than I thought could be done with the subtle attitude of the story. A lot of the reviews I've seen show that the reviewers who saw it just don't get it. Yes, most of the characters are dumb and or evil, but they are done so in a sly, elegant manner. Just about every character in the movie nails the book, except Stuart Pankin's dull portrayal of the sleazy lawyer.
There are two factors that keep it from five-star territory. First, Hollywood does wimp out on the ending. One of the fine things Hiassen does while keeping his characters funny is also to make some of them realistically dangerous. These are nasty people, and while there is death in the movie, there was a lot more in the book. Were they thinking of making a sequel?
The other factor, and I have to be a stickler about it, is that the book portrayed a nude club, and there's just not enough shots of the ladies the way I'd like to see them. Some plot is just too important to leave out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This a a great comedy, and that much has already been written. This review is about the BluRay. I am happy with it, but it could have been more. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr. Pequod
Someone borrowed my VHS tape but neglected to return it. I'm very happy that it is available on DVD as those require less space when they're stored in between viewings.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
wonderful work getting this out to me keep up the great work.Published 2 months ago by terry brinker
Demi Moore back in the day in the buff. Yes it's shallow but need i say more?Published 2 months ago by Michael