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The Full Monty (1997)



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As dubious as a film about unemployed steel workers who decide to become strippers sounds, The Full Monty is a warmly human comedy-drama about perseverance and self-acceptance. The stripping act is almost a Maguffin -- it provides a means for the characters to overcome their insecurities and turn their downward-spiraling lives around. It's a funny and often touching film.

Those not used to hearing thick Yorkshire accents and slang, by the way, might want to turn on the closed-captioning on their TV sets.