Fifty Shades of Grey

February 14, 2015

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.

Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Written by: Kelly Marcel

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Victor Rasuk, Marcia Gay Harden, Callum Keith Rennie, Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora

Rating: R (strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language)

Running Time: 125 minutes

The only reason that Universal, a major studio, is involved in producing and distributing a film with sadomasochism and extensive female nudity is because of the moneymaking possibility of the rabid best selling novel fanbase. This fact demonstrates that green is still Hollywood’s favorite color, which doesn’t bother me. I just request that the film is good, which FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is not. There are some redeeming qualities in the film. I really liked Dakota Johnson’s performance as Anastasia Steele, a virgin with a heart of gold. Her co-star, Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian Grey, is physically sexy, but isn’t compelling as an actor. There are a few good scenes, but some of the dialogue is groan inducing. I give the film 1 out of 4 erections.

Grade: C+

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