To take on the system, she first must take it off. Demi Moore is a single mom who turns to stripping to acquire the money she needs for a custody suit involving her child. Year: 1996 Director: Andrew Bergman Starring: Demi... more » Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames Special Features: Scene access Video Format: A: Standard; B: WidescreenSound: English, French: Dolby Surround 2.0; Subtitles: English, French Region Coding: 1 (U.S. and Canada)« less
Fun but a bit cheesy at times especially Burt Reynolds role in this.
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Despite negative reviews, Striptease is a great movie
isawcher08_04_04 | Iowa | 04/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Demi Moore was excellent in this film. She is not only a beautiful woman, not just body wise, but within her soul.
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."
A Person from Earth | Italy | 03/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A fun comedy, I would thik made with a pretty low budget, but still worth seeing and if you like Demi Moore it is definetly worth buying it.
In the unrated version you will see some more nude scenes compared to the original.
It is definetly the sexiest movie for Demi Moore's fans."
Surprisingly Good! Not so sexy, but really funny.
Aaron Marks | Oakland, CA USA | 07/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"So a friend and I snagged this movie for a guy's night when the girls were out of town. We got it more as a joke than anything else. I was quite surprised by how much I liked it. Not because it was sexy but because it was funny. The main thing this flick has going for it is that it didn't take itself seriously. Ving Rhames, who I always love, did a superb job playing a no BS bodyguard. Burt Reynolds was hilarious. And Demi? Well, she got naked. That's about all I can say for her. The story was hugely predictable, and the acting was pretty bad, but this movie was really funny. There were some great one-liners. The best line of the movie was one of Ving's: "Nico: What are you, nuts?! Shad: Yeah, psycho. Delusions of invincibility combined with a strong homicidal urge. I have a kick-your-ass fetish." Rent it with the guys, drink a few beers, have a few laughs. It's not as bad as you might think."
Just about nails the book perfectly
firstname.lastname@example.org | Las Vegas, NV | 02/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After reading the excellent book I just had to go out and get the movie. I would say that except for a collapse at the end, this film does capture the essence and spirit of the movie. And that's not an easy thing to do. Carl Hiaasen's novel about the topless business in Florida walked a very fine line. On one hand, just about everyone but Erin, played very well by Demi Moore, was portrayed as a loser to some degree under the biting pen of the author. Yet he told a story that made these characters seems realistic. 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."
Brendan McClelland | Independence, KY | 04/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I like Striptease. It is such a fun movie to watch, especially on VH1. Striptease is forever a cult classic and is one of the best Golden Raspberry winning movies ever. If you are a fan of Razzie winners pick up this flick."