Magic Mike was a fabulous movie if you're going to see it for the hot men stripping down to G-strings on stage. If you're expecting really great storytelling to go along with it you might be a bit disappointed.
Magic Mike turns the tables on the usual movies with women as sex objects, and does it in a way that has to strike a balance between raunchy and charming. If you buy the balance, Magic Mike finds "the sweet spot."
Based on a true story, Bernie feels like a documentary. The interviews are so real that we're not quite sure at first if we're supposed to laugh. Hollywood luster is conspicuously absent on this film... and that's one of its most appealing qualities.