My Ratings: 1.5/5.
Written by E. L. James, an erotic fiction Fifty Shades of Grey and it’s two sequels have sold over 100 million copies worldwide and been translated into 52 languages – one of the best selling trilogy ever!
Unfortunately i missed out the experience of reading this unique novel but i was keen to watch the much hyped film based on the book (by the same name) produced by Universal Pictures and Focus Features.
And after watching the film my first reaction was ‘thank God i didn’t waste my time on the book in the first place’.
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson Fifty shades of grey is a love story based on the ideas of a sadomasochistic relationship.
A twisted billionaire Mr.Grey (Jamie Dornan) who falls for an innocent romantic virgin Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and eventually teaches her the rules of bondage and discipline, the secrets of sexual role-play involving dominance and submission, sadism and masochism.
But sadly enough the film failed to spank me the right way and thus there was absolutely no pleasure in the pain of watching it.
Twisted sex but no twists in the storyline, stupid casting, ordinary acting performances and a few oddly edited sex scenes combined with heavy dozes of trying-to-create-a-sensual-mood kinda music.
The film is a mixed breed of soft-porn and regular romantic drama which ultimately doesn’t qualify for neither of the genres.
But importantly, ignoring a few dumb critics (including me) the film Fifty Shades of Grey is a huge commercial success grossing over 500 million worldwide, it is currently the highest-grossing film of 2015!
Though I won’t suggest this film to anyone but the box office records prove that the recommendations of critics hardly make any difference in this case.