The Full Monty (1997)

THE FULL MONTY, about a sextet of average-Joe ex-steelworkers who 
take to stripping as a way to make, ah, ends meet, brought down the 
house at the Rialto on Friday night.  I was less amused, but will 
defer to the hundreds of others who laughed longer, harder, and 
heartier than yours truly.  (If everyone laughs, then a movie must 
be funny, no?)  Beyond the many gags about underwear and what it 
covers, there are a couple of amusing dress (undress?) rehearsals, 
some synchronized silliness set to Donna Summer, and, of course, 
the expectedly riotous finale, where the boys make their final de-
cision on whether or not to show "the full monty."  And, as with 
other imported working-class comedies, such as the far less-agree-
able BRASSED OFF!, we learn loads about the characters, their 
lives, and their feelings.  Hmmmm.  Guys that open up and then get 
naked.  Sounds like the ideal chick flick to me.  (Rated "R"/95 

Grade: B

Copyright 1997 Michael J. Legeros
Movie Hell is a trademark of Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: September 14, 1997

Home   |   Recommended   |   Reviews   |   Views   |   Letters   |   Links   |   FAQ   |   Search!

Please report problems to
Copyright 2001 by Michael J. Legeros -Movie Hell™ is a trademark of Michael J. Legeros