Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen are four lifelong friends whose lives change forever after reading 50 Shades of Grey at their monthly book club.

Diane (Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years - and then the bestselling erotic novel comes along.

2018Rating: M, Coarse language and sexual references103 minsUSA
Comedy

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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Hollywood acting royalty Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen play friends who have been meeting once a month to drink wine and chat books. After four decades, starting in the 1970s when they read Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying, they’re up to Fifty Shades of Grey, (with author E.L. James even popping up in a cameo role). But whilst the protagonists play characters in differing occupations and relationships, all are heterosexual, upper-middle-class, prosperous, privileged and white.

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Vulture

Vulture

There's a maturity and warmth to director Bill Holderman and Erin Simms's script, which respects these ladies and understands that they've got a wealth of life experience that doesn't exactly fit into one rom-com.

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Variety

Variety

The kind of comfort-food movie that's been pre-masticated by committee to the consistency of pudding (with even less flavor).

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Time Out

Time Out

...a piece of Nancy Meyers-esque escapism, in which musing about romantic frustration is only a bottle of pinot and a picturesque view away from being neatly resolved.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

These women - Ms. Fonda, Ms. Keaton, Ms. Steenburgen and Ms. Bergen, that is - have nothing to prove. Each one brings enough credibility and charisma to "Book Club" to render its weaknesses largely irrelevant.

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Stuff

Stuff

I absolutely, utterly and completely loathed this film.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It will appeal to those who want to switch off and be entertained by a film as light and fluffy as a pav.

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NPR

NPR

It's a pleasant, no-stakes affair, as numbing as a two-glass buzz.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Fonda. Bergen. Keaton. Steenburgen. "Book Club." Sure, "Avengers: Infinity War" came out a few weeks ago, but now this is the greatest crossover event in history.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

As far as it goes, Book Club is a mostly painless ride, with a few laugh-out-loud moments, but as Peggy Lee memorably sang, Is that all there is?

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