Book Club - When Old Ladies Discover Fifty Shades

Books may not be popular today but friendship and family does. But what happens when you bring together four elderly women meeting regularly then they came across 50 Shades Of Grey as their book of the week? We have a interesting yet small Book Club that will release their inner goddesses and will try to change their lives. 

The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen, and Richard Dreyfuss; and two Oscar nominees: Candice Bergen and Andy Garcia. Thus it can be expected that they won't disappoint in their roles.  Interestingly many of the actors have worked together in many projects yet after years of decades, they found themselves working together again, example of which are Andy Garcia and Diane Keaton were part of The Godfather.

The film takes on a sexy-comedy at some parts yet it does not follow the pattern of exaggeration done by other films. This brings realism to the movie and makes them similar to real life women of their age. It's like a family movie, with some parts not for kids. This is most likely perfect for Titas or Lolas who will relate to some of its throwback joke references.
Directed by Bill Holderman as his directorial debut, the movie premiered in the US May 18 and had a box office of $ 31.8 Million with a budget of $10 Million which makes it a success and lands on third place for the North American Box Office on its opening weekend.

Book Club stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Andy García, Don Johnson. Distributed by Reality Entertainment, showing in cinemas May 30.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary: Tita/Lola movie of the year!

Technical Effects: 3 out of 5 stars (Cinematic shots of landscapes were great)

Plot: 2 out of 5 stars (A simple plot with a predictable ending, yet made interesting with how the characters play the story)

Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars (The four women - Keathon, Fonda, Bergen, Steenburgen did live up to their expected roles and owned them)

Pros:  Dialogues, 50 shades references, Dancing
Cons: Cliche plot, too safe resolution of disputes

Music and Soundtracks:  3 out for 5 stars (Music by Peter Nashel and also includes "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meatloaf)

Overall: Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars (The four women did great performances for their unique characters, it finds a way to charm even with its simple premise)




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