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The Full Monty

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The Full Monty

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Mark Addy, Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson
director:
Peter Cattaneo
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

On film, these campy disco and rock tunes (Donna Summer’s ”Hot Stuff”) make a wry comment on Robert Carlyle and company’s lumpy Chippendale aspirations. Stripped of that context, though, they’re simply a bunch of overly familiar retreads. The only exceptions are the Dylanish glam of ”Make Me Smile” (by the woefully overlooked Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel) and the gruff swagger of Tom Jones’ ”You Can Leave Your Hat On,” which perfectly encapsulates The Full Monty‘s raffishly skewed humor. B