CINEMA: ONLY THE BARE ESSENTIALS

STRIPTEASE ISN'T RAUNCHY, BUT IT ISN'T WITTY EITHER

Striptease, whatever lubricious thoughts the advance buzz may have induced, is not about Demi Moore's getting naked--well, almost naked. She does, several times, and she is, as we used to say when we gathered out back of the corncrib to discuss family values, a damned handsome woman.

But so far as this movie is concerned, not a very sexy one. Writer-director Andrew Bergman presents her as a rather abstract object of desire. He wants us to know that his mind, at least, is not in the gutter--can't afford to waste time there, given the amount of busy work he has to...

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