This is not Magic Mike... that part of the story line is the pretext at this romantic Afroamerican comedy. The rhythm is good. No down time. Made my laugh out loud lots of times as much from the bad suggestive dance moves then from the flow of Afroamerican slang especially by women to describe sex, the male member or to insult one and other. Being a white single 60's French Canadian man... it seems to me that it was too much not to be stereotyping? But then again maybe not... As it was funny. And like it a good romantic comedy true love does blossom at the end... in a frenetic last scene. One scene toward the end seems to have needed more writing...
Reviewed by nogodnomasters3 / 10
Get the Band back Together
Merlin (Spence Moore II) fancies himself as a magician. Alas, he is as best mediocre on a good night. He grew up being friends with Robin (Raigan Harris) who is off to Julliard to be a dancer. Four year later, Merlin wants to get together with her only to discover she is with some Internet star who calls himself Blaze (Ryan Alexander Holmes). In despair of his failure he travels to Vegas to become a star working in Rita's (Colleen Camp) establishment. Through circumstances Mr. Big (Wesley Snipes) get the Chips back together, a group of male strippers and he wants Merlin to lead the group of has-bins.
Kevin Hart was in the film. Don't blink. There is no male nudity and only brief female nudity. The film just wasn't funny. They did a Blues Brother getting the band back together bit that would have worked better as a parody.
Guide" F-word. No sex. Brief side distant nudity.
Reviewed by stevendbeard6 / 10
I saw Back on the Strip, starring Spence Moore 2-The Wonder Years_tv, All American_tv; Wesley Snipes-The Expendables 3, the Blade movies; Tiffany Haddish-Haunted Mansion, Like a Boss and Raigan Harris-Grown_ish_tv, The Dead Girls Detective Agency_tv.
This movie is a low budget comedy-mildly amusing-about chasing your dreams. Spence plays a young man that wants to be a magician in Las Vegas. Tiffany plays his mother and Raigan is his girlfriend and there is a quick cameo by Kevin Hart. Even though Spence is not that good at magic, Tiffany encourages him to follow his dream and buys him a ticket to Las Vegas-she also just wants to get him out of her house for her own reasons. When Spence gets to Vegas, he runs into Wesley, who talks him into being a male stripper-Wesley used to lead a male stripper group called the Chocolate Chips-and Spence quickly becomes very good at it. There is also a side story about Raigan meeting and falling for another guy so Spence has to try and win her back and get back to his magic roots.
It's rated R for drug use, language and sexual content-no nudity-and has a running time of 1 hour & 57 minutes.
It's not one that I would buy on DVD but it would be alright to stream-my wife seemed to like it more than I did.