Movie Review: Fifty Shades of Grey **

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Fifty Shades of Grey is a sex movie about power, submission, and coercion. Christian Grey is a 27 year old billionaire who leads a privileged, but secluded life. Anastasia Steele is a pretty, but frumpy, naive roommate of a college reporter. She fills in as the interviewer of this successful man who is scheduled to make the commencement speech at her college. Christian finds her naivete alluring. He takes a special interest in her and proceeds to lay down ground rules for a personal relationship. The non-disclosure contract is signed immediately, as she is enamored with this rich and powerful man. He appears to have taken a genuine interest in her, and showers her with gifts. Things get creepy when he shows her his playroom that is filled with blindfolds, restraints, suspension, and flogging devices. He then produces another contract that specifically spells out what is expected, acceptable, and unacceptable in their sexual relationship. His desires are cruel. She wants romance. They appear to go half way toward each other’s desires, but he presses her to sign the contract to lean the power towards himself and his depraved desires.

This movie is not for everybody. Definitely leave young people at home. At least 2 moviegoers left the theater and did not return at the preview late show. This is a very troubling movie about the dark side of relationships. This movie goes beyond playful physicality between couples. It tells a depraved story about dominance and willful submissiveness in the most personal way. There is a love story in there somewhere, but the violent sex life of this guy is disturbing and unacceptable. Her acting was better than his. No Academy Awards for this one. 2 out of 5 stars.

Published in: on February 13, 2015 at 9:46 am  Leave a Comment  

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