The Full Monty
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||Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkerson
||Not really, don't know how well they would get it.
||Bring them along!
||Lots and lots and lots. And then some more.
||The whole movie, really, but a couple/three that stand
our are the scene with the lady peeing standing up, the
scene where all of the guys are sitting at the Job Club
discussing how men are becoming extinct, and all of the
dance tryout/practice scenes.
||Here's a few: Talking about men becoming extinct, one guy
says "When women start pissing like us, that's when."; Guy
drops his pants and Gaz says, "Gentlemen, the lunchbox has
landed!"; and a couple of the guys in a conversation, I
think it goes like this - Lomper -"Her tits are too big."
Horse replies - "I didn't know they could be."
When I was unemployed I did my best to look
for a job here and there, but mostly just watched a lot of soap
operas. Never in my head did the thought of being a male stripper
enter my head - hell, I was slightly overweight, a little shy, and
not ready to bare all in front of a room full of women. Looking back,
though, money's money, and you get it any way you can to pay the
rent, or in the case of "The Full Monty," to get to see your kid. As
much as stripping didn't seem much like an option for me I will say
this, "The Full Monty" is one of the funniest movies I have seen. I'm
not talking a chuckle here and a giggle there funny. Nope. I'm
talking you better not buy any popcorn or soda because you might end
up spitting it on the head of the person in front of you funny.
The Full Monty
A Movie Review
"The Full Monty" is the story of six guys, five of them out of
work and the other not really happy with his job, who could really
use some dough, some self-esteem, or just maybe a life. One day,
after his ex-wife gets a court order so he can't see his son because
he can't pay alimony, Gaz (Robert Carlyle) gets this wacky idea after
he realizes how much some strippers made during recent weekend in
town. He kinda thinks that if those guys could do it, they could do
it to. So, he begins to wrap in his buddy into his scheme, recruits a
guy who tried to kill himself, reels in his old supervisor who has
yet to tell his wife he was laid-off, and holds some auditions for
the rest of the cast. Thus begins the journey from a crazy idea to
So, we now have these six dudes, most with no rhythm, and bodies,
well, bodies that are like most of the male population. It's time for
some training, learning the dance moves, trying to walk up a wall,
and getting arrested. All the while we get some intertwined stories
about each of these six guys lives - their failing marriages, their
falling in love, their finding new friendships, and finally, well,
taking all of their clothes off. And, we get Nathan (William Snape)
as Gaz's son watching over all of this and working the tape deck.
I guess the initial premise should lead you to believe this has
the potential to be a hilarious movie, and it is. You get six
insecure guys, well, at least five of them, having to take their
clothes off in front of each other. You get these guys developing
friendships that would have never happened. You get a smart-mouthed
son who keeps Gaz's focus on getting some custody back. And you get
some hilarious scenes throughout a fabulous movie.
Now, it does take a little getting used to the whole English
accents and some of the sayings they use compared to American
sayings, but usually it's pretty easy to figure out what they are
talking about. For example, "Are you going to just stand there while
some poof is waiving his tackle at your missus?" Pretty
I guess I really don't know what else to say about this movie
except that is was freakin' hilarious for me. The audition scenes
were a riot and there are tons of great lines (a few are listed
below). The acting, well, it was perfect for the characters, from the
brashness of young Nathan, to Dave (Mark Addy) questioning why any
woman would want to see his belly. It was great, and I think most of
the men and women can relate to this movie.
So, yup, I recommend going to see "The Full Monty." It is rated R,
mostly for swearing and adult type conversations, but the only real
nudity are a bunch of butt shots. I'm giving "The Full Monty" 4 1/2
That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!