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|Festivale Spring 1997|
The Full Monty movie review
|The Full Monty
It is a world where men are real men until they have to question just what that is. Because as lovers, fathers, and providers they feel themselves to be failures.
In this climate, a man has to be creative to earn a bob. He can steal girders (no pun intended) to sell for 20 pounds each, or, in this case, form an all-male stripper revue.
This is a comedy with heart, giving the men dignity in their struggle for it, proving that making the effort is enough to keep your self-respect, and that going the full monty (taking it all off) can be the ultimate expression of self-acceptance.
The audience had a wonderful time with this film. Men stripping for women is less about control and power than the other way around, and we can have a good laugh about a group of average blokes learning to strut their stuff. Women doing the same thing (a la Striptease) is less the subject of good humour.
|Just the facts:
Title: The Full Monty (1997)
|The Players: Robert Carlyle; Tom Wilkinson; Mark Addy; Paul Barber; Steve Huison; Hugo Speer; Emily Woof; Lesley Sharp; William Snape|
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