On to the reviews, on Netflix I watched Fifty Shades of Grey, which I simply couldn’t spend a nickel on in a theatre and I am glad that I didn’t. The source material really is the problem here. I did read the book (on the insistence of a buddy whose wife found it a great marital aid!). The book was a struggle for me as I questioned so much about our male model. Why did he have to be a billionaire? Why did he have to run a large company and have a fleet of Audi cars? Why did he have to also be a pilot (helicopters and gliders) and a expert yachtsman etc.? All this bling! He has issues but he really plays Dominant-Light as it were. His convictions however much he wants to memorialize them in a contract, are flexible and change as his mood does. From elevators to the insistence to of having never slept in the same bed as a Sub/lover. Why, too, does Anastasia have to be a virgin? Why so put off by the whole BDSM scene while at the same time demanding to be shown many aspects of it? Anyway, the story is flimsy and there isn’t a lot of chemistry between the protagonists. You can’t see the lust. You can’t sense the uncontrollable pull for each other. The book seemed to suggest more of that – although I am thankful for less ripping into condoms time and again. Safe sex. We get it. I can’t recommend this, but no one really has. Number 2 is in theatres now and number 3 to come after that. Are we really standing on pins and needles wondering if they “get back together again”? Kim Basinger playing a Mrs Robinson character for young Christian could be interesting, but I won’t spend $13 to find out!
The best of anything that ever came from Fifty Shades of Grey is right here:
Saw a favourable review for Beauty and the Beast. Still not sure if I need to see a live version of this – but we will see.