Magic Mike XXL is an American comedy-drama film that was written by Reid Carolin and directed by Gregory Jacobs. The movie was released this year and is a sequel to the 2012 movie Magic Mike. It features some of the most proficient actors in Hollywood. They include Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett Smith and Crystal Hunt. This well written and well-produced sequel together with its crème de la crème of actors has received positive critics from movie lovers across the globe and has also grossed well over $117 million.
The film that runs for about 115 minutes stars Channing Tatum as Mike, who has started his own furniture business three years after abandoning his life as a male stripper. He receives a phone call from his old friend Tarzan played by Kevin Nash him that Dallas, Mike’s former boss, had died. Unaware of the hoax, Mike drives to a hotel only to find his long lost friends who together were the remaining Kings of Tampa savoring themselves at a pool party. They inform Mike that they wish to end their dancing careers on a high note and hence were going to travel to Myrtle Beach for a stripping convention. After lengthy deliberations, Mike agrees to join them. While on the road, Mike wins over the group to abandon their old routines and try out something new. His efforts bear fruits as the group members agree to that idea. However, before they reach their destination, they are involved in an accident. Tobias, played by Gabriel Iglesias, gets a concussion and is admitted to a hospital. Everyone else survives the car crash unscathed. It was while at the hospital that Mike reveals to his friends that his furniture business was not doing well and that he was no longer dating Brooke.
A lot happens between there and when they arrive at Myrtle Beach. They, however, get there for the convention a bit tad too late but Rome is able to squeeze in a spot for them thanks to his ostensibly romantic history with the organizer of the event, Paris, played by Elizabeth Banks. The group’s performance accomplishes their intended purpose.
One of Hollywood’s growing actresses got a part in the movie. This is none other than Crystal Clarese Hunt. The actress is popularly known for her role as Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light and also her role as Stacy Moraso in the film One Life to Live. Born on February 5th in Clearwater Florida, her rage for the performing arts came to life after participating in her first pageant at age two. This opened up doors for her to incredible roles in different films such as The Derby Stallion, Sydney White, 23 Blast, Magic Mike XXL and now Queens of Drama.