I did not set foot in any theater showing 50 Shades of Grey. I never read the books. What I have learned about it though, is a couple of important things:
- Plotwise, it’s basically Pretty Woman: Behind the Music. All those fancy clothes had a price.
- Women who go for the romance or the boning sometimes leave the theater anxious, rather than relaxed.
In other words, it’s a total chick movie. The ample chick nudity is a date night dude lure, just like the football was in Jerry Maguire.
As for an actual viewer review, “OK, but the movie in my head [from reading the books] was better.” I agree. The movie in MY head really was better. In my case, it was an actual movie in my head, a continent away: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, because of this anniversary. Also, because it is anything but a chick movie.