Add to Google

Subscribe in NewsGator Online

Mostly Entertainment

entertainment ave!
Read our stuff.

 

  Home    -    Our Blog   -    Our Podcast   -   The Concert Hall    -   The Movie Theater    -   In Your House    -   Stu & The Dude    -   The Alley    -   Mail Us!    -   The Office


The Full Monty
Movie Stats & Links

Starring: Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkerson
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Kiddie Movie: Not really, don't know how well they would get it.
Date Movie: Bring them along!
Gratuitous Sex: No.
Gratuitous Violence: No.
Action: No.
Laughs: Lots and lots and lots. And then some more.
Memorable Scene: 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.
Memorable Quote: 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."
Directed By: Uberto Pasolini
Produced By: Peter Cattaneo

The Full Monty
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 1:35 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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" 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 reality.

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 self-explanatory, huh?

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 stars.

That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!

 

Copyright 1996-2010 EA Enterprises, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
www.entertainmentavenue.com
eavenue@entertainmentavenue.com