Taglines: Back to the grind.
Three years after abandoning his life as a stripper, Mike (Channing Tatum) is now running his own furniture business. He receives a call from Tarzan (Kevin Nash) who informs Mike that Dallas is “gone”. Believing that his former boss has died, Mike drives to a hotel only to find that his friends, the remaining Kings of Tampa, are enjoying themselves at a pool party.
After revealing that Dallas has bailed on them to start a new show in Macau and only took “The Kid” with him, the Kings let Mike in on their plan: to end their careers on a high note by traveling to Myrtle Beach for a stripping convention. Later, while trying to work, Mike overhears a song he used to strip to and dances. Reinvigorated, Mike decides to join them on their trip.
Driving in a fro-yo van owned by Tito (Adam Rodríguez) and Tobias (Gabriel Iglesias), they decide to make their first stop at Mad Mary’s. To prove to Richie (Joe Manganiello) that he’s willing to commit to the trip, Mike participates in an amateur queen contest. The others join him soon after. They then head down to a beach where Mike attempts to resolve his issues with Ken (Matt Bomer). The two later reconcile. Mike also meets a photographer named Zoe (Amber Heard) who tells him that she’s headed for New York. They flirt but Mike decides not to pursue her.
Back on the road, Mike suggests that they change their routine. They stop at a gas station where he coerces Richie into trying to make the cashier smile with an improvised striptease which he successfully does. This inspires the others to abandon their old routines. Soon afterwards, Tobias, under the influence of MDMA, passes out while driving and crashes the van. Everyone is left unscathed aside from Tobias who gets a concussion. In the hospital, Mike reveals that his furniture business isn’t going that well and that he’s no longer dating Brooke.
In search of a new emcee, Mike brings the group to a strip club owned by Rome (Jada Pinkett Smith) whom Mike has a history with. Despite proving to her that his skills haven’t deteriorated, he’s unsuccessful in getting her to help them. However, she does give them a ride to their next stop by having Andre (Donald Glover), a rapper/singer who works at the club, drive them there.
Magic Mike XXL is an American comedy-drama film directed by Gregory Jacobs and starring Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash and Joe Manganiello. A sequel to the 2012 film Magic Mike, the film was released on July 1, 2015. The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed over $122 million.
Magic Mike XXL
Directed by: Gregory Jacobs
Starring: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Sharon Blackwood, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Crystal Hunt
Screenplay by: Reid Carolin, Reid Carolin
Production Design by: Howard Cummings
Cinematography by: Steven Soderbergh
Film Editing by: Steven Soderbergh
Costume Design by: Christopher Peterson
Set Decoration by: Barbara Munch
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: July 1, 2015