Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Tip#628: Identify Your Multiple Talents - Magic Mike

I am always amazed when I see an actor reveal an unexpected talent of theirs like Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman sing and dance while hosting the 81st Academy Awards. And there’s Gwyneth Paltrow showing off her sultry singing voice in the film Duets. I was also wowed by Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect when she performed the “cup song” (you just have to see it!).

The list goes on and on (hello Anne Hathaway). And I guess I am man enough to admit that my latest discovery was seeing actor Channing Tatum shake his butt real good in Magic Mike! See: movie trailer

Magic Mike (2012)

The comedy-drama Magic Mike is about Mike Lane (Channing Tatum) who introduces nineteen-year-old Adam (Alex Pettyfer) to his world of male stripping in Tampa Florida. Adam learns he has this unexpected gift for dancing and stripping and quickly joins Mike at the Xquisite Strip Club owned by Dallas (Matthew McConaughey). The story and characters were all fun and engaging and the dancing was great, especially Tatum.

The film is loosely based on the experiences of Tatum, who was an eighteen-year-old stripper before he made it big as a Hollywood actor. I first saw him in G.I. Joe: Retaliation and then was amazed at his comedic abilities in the reboot of 21 Jump Street. And now seeing his other talents as a dancer inspires me to say that this can be an inspiration to you for developing more than one skill you may have.

We all have hidden gifts, skills and talents. Be inspired by real-life examples of individuals who demonstrated their multiple talents to the world. Your hidden talents can also be skills that come so natural and easy to you that you may not realize someone would want to pay you for that skill! Today do your best to become aware at how good you are at something you can then label as YOUR talent!

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Dan O. said...

Good review Emmanuel. I had a great time with this flick because I loved the style that Soderbergh gave off, the energy that he had with the stripping scenes, and the story that actually took me. Also, the performances weren't too shabby, either.

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Thanks Dan!

Yes Soderbergh definitely infused this film with his overall style that I always enjoy from his other films!