Fifty Shades of Grey | A bit cheesy but not that bad

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and is based on the internationally best-selling book of the same name. The movie stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Victor rasuk & Max Martini. 

Premise: Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.


Review: I never wanted to read the books but I saw the movie. Fifty Shades of Grey is Twilight, without the religious crap, sorry to say but the relationships in Twilight didn’t feel genuine or plausible – supernatural aspects aside – and thank goodness she doesn’t wait four books to put out. The film is sensual, not sexual even thought there are boobs, bushes, and fucking in it. It’s a BDSM love story that reeks of teenage drama and desperation but it’s still fun to watch, what does that say about? 

Sam Taylor-Johnson delivered a tasteful movie despite the dicey subject. Fifty Shades is well shot, the cinematography is beautiful and luminescent – sorry about that word – literally bringing to light BDSM practices. She suggested sex without showing it, to be honest she showed quite a bit. But once again, the movie is sensual and not arousing – at least, it didn’t arouse me. Taylor-Johnson also got some pretty surprising performances out of her actors. Jaime Dornan and Dakota Johnson were surprisingly very good.

Jamie Dornan is exceedingly good in this role, not that he is a bad actor, but I wasn’t sure he could pull it off. He does though, he plays mysterious and domination well, and also clearly shows how Christian Grey loves the crack the whip. Dakota Johnson as the young and innocent Bella, I mean Anastasia, is brilliant. She probably would have been a better Bella than Kristen Stewart – sorry but it’s kind of true.  

I hope Dakota Johnson had a hell of a pay day out of this movie because however tasteful it is, she’s naked a lot in this film.

Chessy dialogues and unnecessary inuendos aside, Fifty Shades of Grey is not that bad. The movie theatre was packed when I saw the film and four people walked out, so let me know what did you think of the movie?

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